Peekskill Youth Police Academy Celebrates 10 Years

The 10th Annual Academy begins today.

Thank you to the City of Peekskill Police Department for sending this information: The City of Peekskill Police Department is proud to announce the 10th Annua begins on Monday, July 30, 2012.  Since 2003, over two hundred youth have attended this two week free program and experienced what the day in the life of a police officer consists of.  

Through the years, cadets, taught by Peekskill Police Officers, have been involved in simulated car stops, building searches, DWI stops, crime scenes as well as trips to experience the City of Newburgh marine patrol, state police K-9 patrol, NY National Guard Air Force Base at Stewart, and the New York City Police Museum.  

Each year, the Academy also teams up with the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Madden Center in Kent to participate in a challenge course to learn how to problem solve through communication, collaboration, and cooperation.  The cadets bond quickly and work together as a team – an essential component of police survival.  This year the cadets will celebrate 10 years with a closing ceremony scheduled for the afternoon of August 10, 2012.  Key contributors to the academy’s success through the years are Entergy, Wheelabrator of Westchester, and Dominoes Pizza of Cortlandt Manor and Piazza Roma Restaurant of Mohegan Lake. 

Ann July 30, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Isn't everyone but one black in the photo? Do we really need to go there?
Peekskill80 July 30, 2012 at 04:50 PM
My daughter participated in the police academy and she loved it..and she interacted wit a lot of the officers..they were so nice to all the kids black and white..umm look at the pic Anita, how many white people are in the picture?
Cathy Johansen July 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM
It is sad you chose to see a stereotype such as that- I see three men of color in law enforcement teaching kids a little about the world they work in so maybe one of those kids (both children of color, mind you) may understand the role of law enforcement a little better, see local officers as people and not as a uniform, see the role of police officer as a partner in their safety instead of just someone out to harass them, and maybe, just maybe, they might want to enter into the profession themselves one day.
Dee July 31, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I do not see anything unfortunate about this photo. If you read the 3 little paragraphs up there you would know that it is a stimulation. And most of the people in the photo are black. So what is this photo now black on black? I think it is great that there are more African Americans trying to be involved as police officers and not just fearing or disliking them because they are officers. I think it is unfortunate that, that is all you saw in this photo.
leesther brown July 31, 2012 at 04:28 PM
@Anita you have got to be kidding!!!


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