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LakelandPD High School Police Academy

2023 DATES: JULY 24 - 28, 2023.

The Lakeland Police Department is looking for a few good teens, to participate in a one-week, hands-on course for young people who are interested in a career in law enforcement or students who would like to find out more about the Lakeland Police Department.

This is a one week, highly interactive program, which allows High School students to see what a career in Law Enforcement is all about.  Spots will be limited and acceptance into the program will be based on the below criteria and qualifications.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age and going into the 11th grade, 12th grade or just graduated.
  • No Arrests
  • No out of school suspensions in the last year
  • Must maintain a “C” average or better
  • Must be willing to participate in all activities (Academic and Physical)
  • Must be interested in a career in law enforcement
  • Receive parental or legal guardian approval
  • Complete and submit the application packet by mail or email.

Topics to be covered:
Team Building, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Defensive Tactics, Traffic Stops, Building Searches, Physical Fitness, Suspect Encounters, Demos from different units and the responsibilities of wearing the badge.

Mandatory Lakeland Police HSPA Orientation: TBD