This summer, the Wentzville Police Department will be holding two academies for students who want to learn more about law enforcement.
The one-week academies are a new format for the department’s summer program for students, which was previously held for one night a week over a six-week period. Both academies are free of charge, and each of the two sessions is limited to 30 students.
The Junior Police Academy, June 19 – 23, is for seventh- to twelfth-grade students. The program is being held from 8 a.m. to noon each day at Wentzville Christian Church and will include:
- Police/EMT tools of the trade
- Crime scene and evidence collection
- “Drunk” goggles demonstration
- Firearms training simulator
- Police K9
- Cyber crimes presentation
The Rookie Retreat, July 10 – 14, is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students. The first session will be held on Monday at the police station. The rest of the sessions — 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday evening — are held at Wentzville Christian Church.) Coursework includes:
- History of Wentzville
- Tour of the police department
- K9 demonstration
- Drug and alcohol impairment
- Social media safety
- Mock crime scene
- Gun safety and training simulator
To apply, students must reside in the City of Wentzville or the surrounding area and have a legal guardian’s consent. Transportation is not provided.
Applications are available online. Completed applications and release forms can be mailed to the Wentzville Police Department (1019 Schroeder Creek Blvd., Wentzville, MO 63385), faxed to 636-327-5896, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the police station.