Youth Academy


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We offer middle school kids a glimpse into law enforcement through our Brockton Police Youth Academy. It runs during the Spring and Fall; Brockton Police Officers meet with students once a week for eight consecutive weeks.

This course includes topics such as Criminal Law & Traffic Law, Juvenile Law, Gang Prevention, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, Firearms Safety, and Taser Awareness. Also covered by BPD instructors are Applied Patrol Procedures, Use of Force, Social Media Dangers, and operating Police Drones. The Academy provides drug and alcohol education as well.

For example, in the OUI Simulation class, students get one-to-one instruction from our police officers on how to use the equipment for a simulation lesson on alcohol-impaired driving. Students wear OUI simulation goggles to understand how driving under the influence affects vision. The attendees also receive instruction on how alcohol affects brain development. Instructors also teach about the legal ramifications of underage drinking and Operating Under the Influence.

The youth academy benefits our community and the police by allowing 11-14-year-olds to engage with the men and women sworn to protect them in a fun learning environment. It builds positive and lasting relationships with participants and their parents.

The Brockton Police Youth Academy is made possible through a partnership with Brockton Public Schools and Trinity Catholic Academy and a grant from the state’s Shannon Community Safety Initiative.

If you’re interested in our police academy or know someone who might be, please get in touch with Officer Nichole Anderson via email at

Eligibility requirements:

• 11-14 Years of Age
• Current middle school student
• MINIMAL Office Referrals for Negative Behavior
• Outgoing, enthusiastic, motivated.