Youth Police Academy

Introducing the Clayton Police Department Youth Academy

This academy aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To promote responsible citizenship among young people.
  • To foster positive interactions between young people and police officers while educating them about the challenges and responsibilities of police work.
  • To inspire young people to take an active role in their community.

The Youth Police Academy is a four-day program filled with classroom sessions, field trips, and valuable lectures. 

Starting on Monday, July 24, 2023 at the Clayton Police Department, students will attend lectures on law, behavioral science, drug prevention, gang resistance, and life skills, as well as participate in role-playing and demonstrations. Transportation will be provided for field trips, and all sites are easily accessible by public transportation. The academy will end on Thursday, July 27.

It's important to dress appropriately for the program, avoiding any dirty or torn clothing. The Academy will open at 8:30 a.m., and dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m., giving you plenty of time to learn and enjoy your summer.

Application Information:

For an applicant to be considered, they must be between 15 and 18 years old and fully complete and sign the following application before submitting it. 

Applicants must also submit a one-page essay on why they want to attend the Youth Academy. 

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

2023 Youth Academy Application

The application form and one page essay must be submitted by hand, mailed, or emailed to:

Clayton Police Department

Attn: Lara Lopez

Community Action Team

315 E Second St

Clayton, NC 27520

Applications will be accepted from June 7, 2023 until July 7, 2023.

After the Clayton Police Department receives and reviews the applications, candidates will be notified by email regarding their acceptance into the Youth Academy. The Youth Academy is limited to 15 students.