Deadline looming to join Boynton Beach’s teen police academy

Teen Police Academy. (Handout: Boynton Beach Police)

The deadline to register for the Boynton Beach Police Department’s Teen Police Academy is Monday.

The program is July 31 through Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Intracoastal Park for teens ages 14-16.

The academy will provide youth a hands-on opportunity to learn how the BBPD operates.

Class topics will include: CPR certification, K-9, police patrol techniques, dangers of traffic stops, firearm safety, ropes course, bike patrol, marine enforcement, gang and drug awareness, crime scene procedures and field trips.

The cost is $100, which includes lunch, t-shirts, a hat and sackpack.

Call Officer Rachel Loy for information at (561) 742-6849.