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Tallahassee Police Department Summer Program Opens Enrollment

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City of Tallahassee
Students enrolled in Tallahassee Police Department's summer leadership academy will get hands-on police training.

Leon County high school students have a chance to learn what it takes to become a police officer.

The Tallahassee Police Department is enrolling students in the Training, Achievement and Confidence [TAC] Students Summer Academy Leadership Program, a five-day leadership course series.

Students will take interactive courses on leadership, decision-making and planning for the future. At the end, they’ll get a chance to solve a mock crime scene investigation, during which students will role play as police officer, investigator, forensic technician, dispatcher and public information officer.

The department will select 20 students from schools across the county to participate in the program, which runs June 14 - 18.

Students and their parents can learn more about the leadership academy at TalGov.com/TPD.

Those interested in enrolling can get an application by emailing Investigator Priscilla Clark at Priscilla.Clark@Talgov.com.

Valerie Crowder hosts and produces state and local newscasts during All Things Considered. Her reporting on local government and politics has received state and regional award recognition. She has also contributed stories to NPR newscasts.