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MPD and Local Agencies to Host Youth Academies in August

August 6, 2014 12:43 PM

Once again this year, several officers from MPD, other law enforcement agencies, community-based organizations and volunteers will be joining together to host a number of "youth academies" over the next three weeks.   All of these youth academies seek to:

• Build a relationship of trust with community youth, their families, and neighborhoods.
• Educate and interest youth on the role and work of law enforcement.
• Instill and nurture leadership knowledge and qualities in these youth to take back into their homes and communities.

Below is a schedule of the youth academies taking place and point of contact for each academy:

Black Youth Academy (BYA) 

Dates: Wednesday, August 6th through Friday, August 8th (8a-4p)

Location:  MPD Training Center, 5702 Femrite Drive

Graduation and Family Cookout:  Friday, August 8th, (5p-7p), Penn Park Shelter, 2101 Fisher Street.

Point of Contact:  Sergeant Lori Chalecki (

Middle School U – Detective Cyber Camp

Dates:  Monday, August 4th through Friday, August 8th (1p-4p)

Location:  MPD West Police District, 1710 McKenna Blvd

Graduation and Cake Ceremony:  Friday, August 8th (3p-4p)

Point of Contact: Lieutenant June Groehler (

Bayview Youth Academy

Dates:  Tuesday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 13th (12p-3p)

Location:  Bayview Community Center, 601 Bay View

Point of Contact:  Officer Kim Alan, 577-5726 or

Latino Youth Academy (LYA)

Dates:  Wednesday, August 20th through Friday, August 22nd (8a-4p)

Location:  MPD Training Center, 5702 Femrite Drive

Graduation and Family Cook Out:  Friday, August 8th, (5p-7p), Vilas Park Shelter, 1602 Vilas Park Drive.

Point of Contact:  Sergeant Lori Chalecki (


Black Youth Academy Photo


Latino Youth Academy Photo


Blog authored by Captain Joseph Balles.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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