Public Safety Teen Academy

Next Academy

  • Academy Dates: June 7-11, 2021 (6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Graduation: June 11, 2021
  • Location: Tom Hontz Training Facility - 911 N. Stadem Drive, Tempe

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.

Details

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:

  • Lift 50 lbs  
  • Carry 50 lbs
  • Drag  120 lbs for 20 feet
  • Perform moderate cardio exercise for 30 minutes
  • Don heavy clothing and gear that might weigh as much as 65 lbs
  • Stoop, Squat and Crawl on Knees

The academy will provide a better understanding of Public Safety and the perfect opportunity to try on careers in law enforcement and fire services!

Application information will be used to conduct a background check and can affect your acceptance into the academy.

Teen Academy Application

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Contact Information

Officer Nate Herbert
Scottsdale Police Department
Phone: 480-312-5785 
Email: nherbert@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Lori Schmidt, Public Information Officer
Scottsdale Fire Department
Phone: 480-312-1817
Email: lschmidt@scottsdaleaz.gov

Need Help?

480-312-3111

General City Information/Speak to a Citizen Service Specialist


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