The application process for the 2023 Academy will open Feb. 1, 2023. Acceptance information will be sent out at the end of April. Apply early as seats do fill quickly.
Scottsdale Police and Fire Departments offers teens ages 14-18 the opportunity to learn more about future careers in law enforcement and the fire service at the Public Safety Teen Academy.
The academy, offered at no cost to participants, provides for a total public safety experience, including exposure to police and fire training and job duties. Students with a strong connection to Scottsdale are given preferential consideration for acceptance into the academy.
Scheduled activities include firefighting skill stations, AED and Hands-only CPR awareness, basic first aid and triage, crash victim extrication and vehicular crime investigation, police riot control techniques, decision shooting scenarios, criminal investigations and tactical demonstrations. The students will have the opportunity to learn from expert fire and police instructors, who will present the dynamic topics. Teen Academy is a physical academy, and applicants should be prepared to get hands-on and active at a level requisite to their abilities.
Applicants should be able to accomplish the following:
Application information will be used to conduct a background check and can affect your acceptance into the academy.
Officer Nate Herbert
Scottsdale Police Department
Lori Stauffer, Public Information Officer
Scottsdale Fire Department