Our plan is to offer the Public Safety Teen Academy with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. If you would like to join us for this year's academy, please submit the application below by April 22. We encourage interested teens to submit the app right away as we have reduced capacity this year and expect to fill seats 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 Schmidt, Public Information Officer
Scottsdale Fire Department