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Youth Academies

Madison Police Department is proud to host two annual youth camps, delineated below. Camps are one week long day camps, in which participants are provided breakfast/light snacks in the morning, lunch, and all activities and transportation at no expense. Camps are available to youth entering 7th and 8th grade in Madison. In order to provide campers a high-quality, individualized experience, capacity is limited.

Latino Youth Academy

Latino Youth Academy is co-hosted by CORE and Amigos en Azul. Participants have to be nominated by an educator, principal or bilingual resource specialist to be considered for Latino Youth Academy. Campers are introduced to some of the inner workings of law enforcement, and interact with specialized units like Mounted Patrol, K9 and Motor. Participants also experience the fire department side of first response, and have the opportunity to don turnout gear and test their own abilities! Latino Youth Academy concludes with a graduation celebration for campers, their families, and all the staff who assist throughout the week.

Leadership Camp

Leadership Camp is a collaboration between CORE, Black Officer Coalition, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. This camp encourages growth through teamwork, innovative experiences, and an emphasis on communication. Some activities include a high ropes course challenge, a local field trip, and life skills preparation through low key, fun activities. At the end of Leadership Camp, all participating youth, their families, and the officers who took part convene for a graduation dinner and cake.

For more information on MPD Youth Academies, please email or call (608) 267-1965.

Youth Academy
Youth Academy