On Tuesday May 16, fourteen teenagers will be graduating from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Teen Community Police Academy. Graduation ceremony will be held at 6 pm at the Cupertino City Offices, located at 10300 Torre Avenue.
The Sheriff’s Office Teenage Community Police Academy is an eleven-week course designed to provide students with and inside look at various aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. Topics include traffic laws and enforcement, criminal law, juvenile law, search and seizure, sexual assault, gangs, ethics, narcotics, officer safety, bomb investigation, crime scene investigation, and tours of both the County Jail and Coroners Office. Students participate in practical exercises including vehicle stops. There is a three-hour class at the Sheriff’s Office firing range on safety with and around firearms. All students will also complete a 10-hour ride-along with a patrol deputy.
For more information on the Teen Community Police Academy, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Cupertino School Resource Officer at (408) 868-6624.