May 29, 2015

Sign Up Now for Teen Public Safety Academy

Santa Cruz Police and Fire Departments offer teens ages 14-18 the opportunity to learn more about law enforcement and the fire service in this summer’s Teen Public Safety Academy.  The Teen Academy will provide a total public safety experience with exposure to police and fire training, tactics and job duties.
Enrollment is happening now. Limited to 20 teen recruits per session. Spaces fill up fast.
Session #1 July 6 – 10
Session #2 July 20 -24
Session #3 August 3-7

Each action-packed session will include hands-on learning and demonstrations with Santa Cruz Police and Fire Departments.  Recruits will engage in a daily physical fitness program in addition to dynamic instruction from expert police and fire personnel. 

Sessions run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. The students meet at 8:00 AM each morning at the Police Department Community Room. The cost for the week long academy is $40.00.
The Teen Public Safety Academy provides teens with an understanding of the Santa Cruz Police and Fire Departments and their role within our community.  During the Academy, members of the Santa  Cruz Police Department will provide instruction to the students in various areas of law enforcement, including patrol operations,  criminal investigations, public safety dispatching, SWAT, and police K-9 unit.  The teen academy recruits will also receive instruction on fire department operations and learn basic firefighting principles and emergency medical treatments.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Spaces in the Teen Academy fill up quickly.  The program fee is $40 and includes a T-Shirt and lunches.

CLICK HERE for an application.
For more information contact Officer Joe Hernandez at (831) 420-5952 or email him at