Sioux City Police Department Accepting Applications for Youth Academy | Local News

SIOUX CITY – The Sioux City Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2022 Youth Academy.

The Youth Academy is offered during the summer to students ages 14 and older, to enhance the relationship between Sioux City youth and the department. It is also an opportunity for high school students to learn about possible careers in law enforcement.

Students participate in activities such as defensive driving, traffic checks, and defensive tactics. There are also demonstrations with the K-9 unit and the SWAT team. There is no cost for students to attend the academy.

Applications are now available from school resource officers or the guidance office at all high schools and colleges in Sioux City, as well as from police headquarters at 601 Douglas Street.

The application deadline is May 6. Places are limited to 22 students. The dates of the academy are:

  • May 31, 6 to 8 p.m., SCPD, 601 Douglas Street.
  • June 7, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., SCPD
  • June 14, 3-7:15 p.m., National Training Center, near Sioux Gateway Airport
  • June 21, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., SCPD
  • June 28, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., NTC

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For more information or to request an application, contact Rita Donnelly at 712-279-6424 or [email protected]