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Published August 13 2012

Police youth academy starts Oct. 7 in WF

WEST FARGO – The West Fargo Police Department is taking applications for its youth academy.

The academy is for youth in grades nine through 12 who are interested in law enforcement as a career. Topics and activities include: drug enforcement, K9, SWAT (special weapons and tactics team), traffic stops, firearms, crime scenes and ride-alongs.

Classes are held Sunday evenings, two times a month. They begin Oct. 7.

There is no cost, though the class size is limited.

Applications are available at the police station, or online at westfargo

police.com. (Click on the Programs and Youth Academy links.)

For more information, contact Patrol Officer Travis Johnson at (701) 433-5500.