Youth Police Academy

The Cleveland Police Department is currently accepting applications for its 2023 Youth Citizen’s Police Academy.

All applicants must be between 9 and 14 years of age. Child must be able to attend entire session. Any incomplete and/or unsigned applications will not be considered. This document is a public record and the information may be released by the police department without your further consent. Please type or print all information.

Youth Police Academy 2023 Date
July 10-13, 2023


Return completed application by May 19th to Jennifer Samples.

If you mail or drop off your applications, the address is:
Officer Jennifer Samples
Cleveland Police Department
100 Church Street NE
Cleveland, TN 37311

Fax: 423-303-3135

Youth Citizen’s Police Academy Class


Cleveland’s Youth Police Academy is a comprehensive showcase of various tasks and jobs that a police officer can do. Participants will experience and be exposed to scenarios that may include, but not limited to: simulated firearms training, simulated explosions, canine interaction, drug awareness, simulated crime scene with a victim, jail and prisoners. While every interaction with police activities is done in the safest and most controlled way possible, some participants may be emotionally affected by activities. Please discuss all possible tasks a police officer may encounter and make sure your child is comfortable discussing and participating in "real-life" scenarios.