The Youth Citizen Police Academy

The Youth Citizen Police Academy is designed to expose young adults, ages 14 - 17, to the requirements, culture and rewards of a career in law enforcement. The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) has prepared a comprehensive training program to provide participants with an informative overview of the various divisions, units and functions of the police department. Some areas that will be covered during the class are:

  • Canine Unit
  • Investigations
  • Mounted Patrol Unit
  • Narcotics Enforcement and Prevention
  • Patrol
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) Team
  • Tour of Metro Corrections

Classes will conclude with a graduation ceremony. Successful graduates will take with them a certificate and a greater understanding and appreciation of the LMPD and the role law enforcement officers play in our community.

How to Apply

To enroll in a class or request further information, you may contact the LMPD Citizens Police Academy at 502-574-7423 or email us. The Youth Citizens Police Academy is limited to 25 participants, so it is best to get your application in as early as possible. For more information, please see the Youth Academy Application Packet (PDF).