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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy 2010

The Amherst and University of Massachusetts Police Departments are pleased to announce the dates of the Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy.

The 2010 Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy is a one-week program, and it will be held Monday, July 12th to Friday, July 16th, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youths entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are eligible to attend. There is no cost, it is free, but academy size is limited to 20 youths so preference will be given to Amherst residents and UMass affiliated families (for example, a parent or guardian who works at or is a student at UMass).

Similar to a Citizens Police Academy, students will attend morning classroom sessions held at both the Amherst and UMass Police Departments. The classroom sessions will feature lectures, role-plays, and interactive demonstrations by police officers from both agencies focusing in the areas of law, crime scene investigation, defensive tactics, patrol procedures, and Internet safety. Most afternoon sessions will be held at the Amherst Adventure Based Ropes Course, at the Norwottuck Range, where we will promote teamwork, communication, and strategy development.

Additional information about the Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy is available on the Amherst Police Department website. Applications may be obtained at the Amherst Police Department lobby, UMass Police Department lobby or downloaded off the Amherst Police Department website. The application deadline is June 10th, 2010, so please don’t delay! Questions regarding the Youth Adventure Academy can be forwarded to either Amherst Police Officer Todd Lang at 413-259-3000 or UMass Police Officer Brian Kellogg at 413-545-2121.

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