Duluth accepting applications for youth police academy

Applications are being accepted now for the 2018 Duluth Youth Police Academy. The program is designed to educate middle and high school students that live in Duluth about the police department and how officers enforce local and state laws. The goal is to create and develop a relationship with students and give them an opportunity to learn about the Duluth Police Department’s role in the community and the delivery of services it provides.

The curriculum includes both classroom and practical applications with topics including police department overview, vehicle pullovers, K-9 and narcotics detection, officer safety, police drones, active shooter training, gangs, investigations/crime scene unit, patrol techniques, communications center and 911.

Classes meet July 16 through July 19. Application deadline is July 9. Apply online: www.tinyurl.com/DuluthYouthAcademy. Information: Sgt. Steve Daniels sdaniels@duluthpd.com.