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Youth Police Academy
 DSC_0014a.jpg The Youth Police Academy (YPA) a one-week program, held each summer, is modeled after the Belton Citizens Police Academy. It provides allows youth to experience first-hand the role of a police officer, and it fosters rapport between youth and police. Belton police tutor participants are tutored in a safe learning environment. The program is designed for motivated middle- or high-school-age youth who live in Belton or are enrolled in Belton ISD. 

Activities for the week include:
  •  Police Department & Squad Car Tours 
  • Presentation on Law Enforcement Agencies 
  • Mock Building Searches 
  • Mock Traffic Stops 
  • Criminal Investigations / Mock Crime Scene 
  • Fingerprinting 
  • K-9 and Search & Rescue Operations 
  • SWAT Operations 
  • Defensive Tactics 
  • Bell County Jail/Communications Tour 

Applications are available online, at the front desk of the Police Department, or from a school resource officers. Applications are accepted until May 1.