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Winter Haven Police Youth Leadership Council

Posted May 7th, 2019

Spots are filling up fast 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 13, June 27, July 11 and July 25. 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.

Those interested in serving on the Winter Haven Police Youth Leadership Council can request an application by calling 863-291-5858, ext. 2351. Applications can also be obtained by CLICKING 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 24, 2017 to be considered for the upcoming council that will begin on Thursday, June 13, 2019. A complete schedule of activities will be sent when the accepted Youth Council members are notified.