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Police Youth Leadership Council

Posted May 6th, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for area youth ages 14 – 21 to participate in the Winter Haven 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 15, June 22, July 13 and July 20. 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.

Application Available Here

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 26, 2017 to be considered for the upcoming council that will begin on Tuesday, June 15, 2017. A complete schedule of activities will be sent when the accepted Youth Council members are notified.