DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Applications are now being accepted for the DeKalb County Police Department’s second Youth Academy, which will be held on Saturday, July 30
This is an opportunity for DeKalb County youths ages 14-17 to learn how their police department works. During the one-day, in-person program, students will be given an overview of the department’s various units, including K9, SWAT and Crime Scene. They will also learn what to do when they encounter police.
“I think it is important for our youth to have dialogue with their local police,” said DeKalb Police Chief Mirtha V. Ramos. “We want them to learn about us as we learn about them and hear their concerns.”
There is no cost to participate and parents or guardians can request an application by emailing or calling Ms. Shanethia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-482-0336.