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Global Teen Police Academy

2022 Global Teen Academy flyer, with images of youth and logos of Aurora Police Department, Aurora for Youth and the Aurora Office of International and Immigrant Affairs

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Global Teen Police Academy has been scheduled and is ready for your application! If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected].

Interested in law enforcement? Learn more about the daily functions of the Aurora Police Department and what police officers do. The Teen Academy is open to young men and women who are students at a High School (Freshmen-Seniors). Classes will be held over a two (2) week period, with daily morning (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or afternoon (1 to 5:30 p.m.) classes mostly at the Aurora Municipal Center. For more information, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Aruny Phanekham at [email protected] or 303.739.7281.

What is it?

The Teen Police Academy is a two (2) week program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Aurora Police Department. It consists of a series of interactive classes held daily. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls. A background check will also be conducted on each applicant. Most classes are held at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

When is it?

Class number 2022 of the Teen Police Academies are held in the summer after the school session is over. Applications are accepted on a continual basis, and applicants will be notified of class availability when applications are received.

There are two sessions of the 2022 Global Teen Police Academy scheduled, each with morning or afternoon classes:

  • June 6-17 (graduation on June 18)
  • July 11-22 (graduation on July 23)

Who can attend?

Individuals who apply for the Teen Police Academy must be 14-17 years of age. Applicants are accepted from all metro-area cities, but applicants from Aurora are given first preference to attend classes. A valid driver's license or learner's permit is encouraged, but not required. 

Why join?

Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime. Therefore, the Aurora Police Department instituted the Teen Police Academy in 2014 to improve communication and to obtain citizen input and support throughout the city. It is our hope that the graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to the crime issues that are affecting our community. Graduates will gain knowledge that they can implement to enhance the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods.

What is taught?

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities required to be a law enforcement officer in your community.

-911 Communications -Coroner Office presentation
-Traffic Law
-Criminal Law
-Use of Force
-Vice and Narcotics
-Gang Awareness
-Crime Prevention
-Internet Safety/Protocol
-Firearms Safety
-Obstacle Course
-Advanced Drivers Training
-“Shoot vs. Don’t Shoot” scenarios


Graduates will be encouraged to join the Explorers Post 2024. This will give graduates the opportunity for continued education in the field of law enforcement, and also allow them to have an interactive association with the Police Department.


One of the goals of the Teen Police Academy is to help the residents of Aurora to better understand how policing is conducted their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the Teen Academy will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and learn how and why they make the decisions they do while performing their duty. For any additional information please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Aruny Phanekham at 303.739.7281 or


There are two easy ways to apply!

1. Click to download an application and waiver! (English or Spanish)

  -- After downloading the paper application, fill out the appropriate information, sign it and mail it to: TCPA, Aurora Police Department, 15001 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80015, or email it to Aruny Phanekham at [email protected].

2. You can also call 303.739.7281 and request an application.

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