Citizen Police Academy for Youth (CPAY)

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The Citizen Police Academy for Youth provides young adults between the ages of 14 and 17 an inside look at local law enforcement through a variety of subjects pertaining to law enforcement. The youth will be instructed by police executives, veteran police department personnel and other community agency representatives.


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The purpose of CPAY is to increase understanding of police operations through education and interaction with members of the Police Department. We want to give youth the opportunity to learn why police officers "can" and "can not" do certain things and build lasting and productive partnerships between our Police Department and community.

Sample Curriculum

  • Overview of Forensics Services
  • Distracted Driving
  • Sexting and Bullying
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Overview of K-9/Demonstration

Department Tours

  • Newport News Police Department
  • Newport News Courts
  • Newport News Fire Department (Station 3)