Natural Resources Police Youth Academy









Natural Resources Police Youth Academy – DNREC Alpha












The Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academies are free, week-long programs designed to teach young people how to protect Delaware’s natural resources and nurture relationships between law enforcement officers and the community.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police will not organize youth academies in 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Find information on academies for 2022.

Each participant in the Basic Academy for Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Police Youth will receive both their hunter safety and water safety certifications.

The Basic Youth Academy is limited to 20 participants. Those who have not already taken a hunter safety course or a boater safety course will be given priority.

Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 15 and must be eligible to participate in a hunter safety course.

Applicants must submit a 250-word essay describing why they wish to attend the Academy and what Delaware’s natural resources mean to them.