2018 Youth Resident Academy

The White Plains Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the continuation of the Public Safety Youth Resident Academy. This special and exciting six-week program is intended for the young residents of the City of White Plains who want to learn more about the White Plains Public Safety Department. The Academy meets Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00PM for the period of July 3rd through August 7th, 2018.

The Youth Resident Police Academy is geared towards rising 9th through 12th grade students. Applicants must be White Plains residents who are in good standing at their respective schools.

Offered FREE of charge, this hands-on, interactive, behind-the-scenes program is taught by experienced police officers and firefighters. This Youth Resident Academy includes an opportunity for a two hour ride along with experienced police officers while on patrol. After the class has been completed, a graduation ceremony is held to recognize each participant. This year’s graduation will take place on August 7th, 2018, at our City Of White Plains National Night Out Event.

The concept of the Youth Resident Academy involves opening up the White Plains Public Safety Department to the youth of our city. The young citizens will see exactly what we do and how we do it. As a result, graduates are better equipped to assess safety issues, and share with others their knowledge of law enforcement practices and policies. It is our hope that graduates will find the Public Safety professions as a possible career choice and contemplate joining the ranks of the White Plains Public Safety Department.

Given our commitment to the community and proactive problem-solving, we see the Youth Resident Academy as an effective way of bringing police officers, fire fighters, and our young residents together in an informal, educational forum.

The benefits of such a partnership can only help strengthen the entire community in terms of public safety and quality of life. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Topics covered in Two Hour classes will include:

  • The Traffic Division
  • The Patrol Division
  • Community Advocacy & Strategic Initiatives 
  • Ambulance – Life Support Services
  • The Driving While Under the Influence Arrest
  • The Fire Department
  • Tour of Firing Range

All those interested are encouraged to email Lieutenant James Spencer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (914) 422-6341, for further information.

Applications can also be mailed to Lt. James Spencer, White Plains Police Department, 77 South Lexington Ave., White Plains, New York, 10601 or dropped off in person.

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