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Teens sought for Youth Police Academy in St. Charles

Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Teens wanting to learn about police and fire work are invited to register for the St. Charles Police Department’s second annual Youth Police Academy.

Open to ages 13 to 16, the youth academy will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the week of July 7.

The academy showcases careers in police and fire work, encourages teamwork and grows self-esteem.

Participants will learn about such topics as personal safety, self-defense, Internet safety, bullying, crime scene evidence collection and the steps to become a police officer and firefighter.

The academy also will spend a day at the Kane County Judicial Center for classes led by state’s attorneys.

Additionally, funding from the St. Charles Youth Commission will allow teens to get certified in CPR by the St. Charles Fire Department.

Registration is open to the first 25 applicants. Teens must be a St. Charles resident or a St. Charles School District 303 student. Preference will be given to applicants who live within the city limits.

Registration packets are available at the St. Charles Police Department, 211 N. Riverside Ave.; St. Charles East High School, 1020 Dunham Road; St. Charles North High School, 255 Red Gate Road; Haines Middle School, 305 S. Ninth St.; Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main St.; and Wredling Middle School, 1200 Dunham Road.

The deadline is June 6.

For information, contact crime prevention officer Bill Tynan at 630-443-3847 or Detective Eric Majewski at 630-762-6941.

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