Youth Community Police Academy (YCPA)

Whether you are interested in criminal law, forensics, investigations or want to find out what it takes to be a police officer, the Woodland Youth Community Police Academy is for you. 

The youth academy shares first-hand information on how and why the department operates, and takes a look at the culture of police work and the organization. It provides an excellent opportunity for participants to interact with department members. This academy in an educational setting which allows youth to ask questions openly and to discuss with police staff any concerns they may have with law enforcement. It also gives them time to explore their curiosity and to provide them an opportunity to see a different perspective, through a law enforcement lens, of why police officers do what they do.

The Woodland Youth Community Police Academy is a six-week training program, whose objective is to expose the student cadets to a very rewarding career in law enforcement. We place strong emphasis on self-respect, respect of others, teamwork and commitment to ones’ goals. The academy is perfect for any Junior High School student who would like a challenge and to learn more about law enforcement. The leadership lessons they learn during the academy will last them a lifetime.

Woodland Youth Community Police Academy is open for Junior High Students (7th and 8th grades).

Meetings

Virtual meetings will be held bi-weekly from March 1, 2021 until May 10, 2021. There will be no in person meetings for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All classes will be held via Zoom. Participants must provide their own computers and internet to participate in this academy session.

Registration

There is no cost to attend the Woodland Youth Community Police Academy. Registration is required prior to the start of each session. Sessions are limited to 10 cadets on a first come, first serve basis. Registrations will be accepted until the limit is reached. 

2021 Session is now OPEN.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE WHEN FULL OR ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2021 AT 5:00 PM.

2021 Session will run from March 1, 2021 until May 10, 2021. The meeting dates are as follows:

  • Monday, March 1, 2021
  • Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Monday, March 29, 2021
  • Monday, April 12, 2021
  • Monday, April 26, 2021
  • Monday, May 10, 2021

How to Register

Complete the online registration form here. All applications must be completed online. If you have questions or need assistance with the application, please contact Trista Kennedy at 530-661-7865 or Trista.Kennedy@cityofwoodland.org.

Once your application is received, you will be contacted at the parent's listed email on the application as to the outcome.

Additional Information

  • The YCPA Head Instructor is Officer Maria Juarez. 
  • The YCPA Coordinator is Executive Assistant Trista Kennedy.

For questions or to obtain more Information, please contact Woodland Youth Community Police Academy coordinator Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police, Trista Kennedy by email or call 530-661-7865.