Teen Academy

Teen Academy Class 2018-10
Teen Academy Class 2018-10

Applications are now closed for class 2018-10
Watch for us next summer!

Right click the application link below and save link as to your computer. Print out the application, fill it out and send to: jmorris@zionsville-in.gov or fax it to (317) 873-8026 or drop it by the Police Department. You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat to view and print the application.
The Zionsville Police Department will again partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Zionsville and Zionsville Parks Department to reach out to the teens of Zionsville. The 10th annual Zionsville Police Department Teen Academy will take place June 4th though 8th 2018. Students will participate in classroom training followed by practical hands on skills to reinforce the lesson of the day and have the opportunity to interact with several police officers. Each day will conclude with a social activity for students and officers. You can view a gallery of past academies and activities online.

Purpose & Scope

The purpose of the academy is to allow teens to better understand police officers and to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. Officers will teach blocks of instruction on various topics such as:
  • Alcohol use
  • Building searches
  • Character development
  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms training (simulated)
  • Identity theft
  • Internet usage
  • Jail tour
  • Physical training
  • Special response team
  • Team building exercises
  • Traffic stops
  • Use of K-9s
  • Zionsville Police Department tour
Students will have classroom instruction as well as practical “role play” training. The academy will conclude on June 8th with graduation where certificates will be presented to the participants.

More Information

For more information or to enroll in the Teen Academy, contact the Zionsville Police Department at 317-873-5967 or you can send an email to Captain Jeff Morris. Please check the related forms section on the upper right of this page for access to the 2018-10 Teen Academy Application and new 2018 Syllabus when they becomes available.

Completed application packets may be dropped off at the Police Department in person, faxed to 317-873-8026 or sent via email to Captain Morris.

About the Academy

The Zionsville Police Department implemented the Teen Academy with class 2009-1 in June of 2009. The academy lasts one week during the summer in June and is held at the Zionsville Boys and Girls Clubs, Zionsville Police Department and other sites. The daily schedule consists of daily physical training, classroom instruction and scenario training. Each day ends with a physical/social activity that both the students and officers can participate in. The academy will start promptly at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Friday evening at 6 p.m. a graduation ceremony will be held at the Zionsville Boys and Girls Club. Teens will be given a one-hour lunch break every day. Please remember to pack a meal Monday through Friday.