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Winter Haven Police Youth Leadership Council

Posted March 16th, 2016

Chief Charlie Bird is inviting area youth ages 14 – 21 to apply for the upcoming Police Youth Leadership Council.

The Youth Council will consist of approximately 15 members who will serve voluntarily and meet every-other week with Chief Bird and agency members for a total of four sessions. The sessions are scheduled for June 14, June 21, July 12 and July 19. Each session will be held from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. with lunch being provided for the members. Council members will receive a Youth Council shirt along with a graduation ceremony following the four sessions.

Members of the Youth Council will experience hands-on activities over the course of the four weeks while gaining a better understanding of the field of Law Enforcement. Council members will participate in tours at the Polk County Emergency Communication Center, Central County Jail, the Courthouse, The Kenneth C. Thompson Public Safety Institute at Polk State College and also experience scenario-based activities with members of the Winter Haven Police Department.

The applicant will be screened through their school principal and the applicant must not have a criminal history. Applications must be submitted no later than May 25, 2016 to be considered for the upcoming council that will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A complete schedule of activities will be sent when the accepted Youth Council members are notified.

Download Youth Leadership Council Application