CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – February 24, 2014 – Registration is open for the 2014 Cedar Rapids Police Department Youth Academy.  Students entering Kindergarten through 12th Grade have the opportunity to learn more about being a police officer and serving the community by participating in a Youth Academy at the Police Department, 505 1st Street SW.


Youth Academy participants will get a tour of the police station and learn about diverse areas within the Police Department including Uniforms, Narcotics Division, K-9 Unit, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Unit, Physical Training and more.


The Academy will be held from 9:00 a.m. until Noon on the following dates:

·     June 24th and June 25th (For students entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade)

·     July 15th and July 16th (For students entering 3rd Grade through 5th Grade)

·     July 22nd and July 23rd (For students entering 6th Grade through 12th Grade)


Early registration is recommended as class sizes are limited.  Cost of the Academy is $25 and participants must have parental permission to participate.  Students who have not previously attended a Youth Academy will be given first preference.


For more information or to register for the Youth Academy, contact Police Officer Shannon Stokesberry at (319) 286-5434 or Email (s.stokesberry@cedar-rapids.org).