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White Plains Dept. of Public Safety Preps Youth Citizens Police Academy

The nine-week program runs on Tuesday nights, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning June 10 until Aug. 5.

The following announcement is from the White Plains Department of Public Safety:

The White Plains Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the continuation of the Public Safety Citizen’s Academy. This special and exciting nine-week program is intended for the young residents of the City of White Plains who want to learn more about the White Plains Public Safety Department.


The Youth Citizens Police Academy is geared towards rising 9th through 12th grade students.

Applicants must be White Plains residents who are in good standing at their respective schools.


Offered FREE of charge, this hands-on, interactive, behind-the-scenes program is taught by experienced police officers and firefighters. This Youth Citizen’s Academy will include an opportunity for a two hour ride along with experienced police officers while on patrol. After the class has been completed, a graduation ceremony is held to recognize each participant. This year’s graduation will take place on August 5th, 2014, at our City Of White Plains National Night Out Event.


The concept of the Youth Citizen's Academy involves opening up the White Plains Public Safety Department to the youth of our city. The young citizens will see exactly what we do and how we do it. As a result, graduates are better equipped to assess safety issues, and share with others their knowledge of law enforcement practices and policies. It is our hope that graduates will find the Public Safety professions as a possible career choice and contemplate joining the ranks of the White Plains Public Safety Department.

Given our commitment to the community and proactive problem-solving, we see the Youth Citizen’s Academy as an effective way of bringing police officers, fire fighters, and our young residents together in an informal, educational forum.

The benefits of such a partnership can only help strengthen the entire community in terms of public safety and quality of life. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Topics covered in Two Hour classes will include:

·         History of Law Enforcement – Penal Law – Criminal Procedure Law – V&T

·         CID – Criminal Investigation Division

·         The Traffic Division

·         The Patrol Division

·         The Community Advocacy Strategic Initiatives Division

·         Ambulance – Life Support Services

·         The Driving While Under the Influence Arrest

·         Criminal Law – Penal Law and Criminal Procedure Law

·         The Fire Department

·         COMPSTAT

·         Tour of Firing Range

·         Ride-a-long with patrol officer

Interested students are encouraged to email Lieutenant Kevin Christopher at kchristopher@whiteplainsny.gov for further information.

Applications can be sent to Lt. Kevin Christopher, White Plains Police Department, 77 South Lexington Ave., White Plains, New York, 10601 or dropped off in person to Lt. Christopher. All correspondence with students will be “copied” via email to parents, including records check.


Lieutenant Kevin Christopher
White Plains Police Department


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