2017 Criminal Justice Youth Academy - June 12-16, 2017
The Center for Public Safety Training at Washington State Community College presents its annual Criminal Justice Youth Academy. This academy will familiarize participants with law enforcement practices and the criminal justice community through classroom, field and interactive activities. Students entering grades 9 through 12 will experience a variety of supervised law enforcement demonstrations and visit the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, OH.
Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations and demonstrations from various Criminal Justice agencies to include:
- Belpre PD
- Ohio University PD K9
- Ohio Highway Patrol
- Washington Co. Sheriff's Office Special Response Team live fire demonstrations at Ft. Harmer Rifle Club, and others
Thursday & Friday: Leave Thursday 9 a.m., travel to London, OH for tours and demos at:
- Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) - main campus and Tactical Training Center
- Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
- One or both of the state prisons next to OPOTA
- Ohio State University
- We'll spend the night on campus at OSU and return to WSCC on Friday between 5 & 6 p.m.
This Academy is intended to give interested youths insight into a career in law enforcement and the criminal justice field. As such, rules governing behavior, dress and attention will be strictly enforced throughout the academy.
Interested parents are encouraged to contact John Burdette (info below) for additional information or with their questions.
John R. Burdette, Director, Center for Public Safety Training
740-374-8716, ext. 1540