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Next-Gen High School Public Safety Academy: ‘Home Grown, We Got Next’

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Next-Gen High School Public Safety Academy is designed to offer students who are interested in law enforcement a seamless and supportive direct path, allowing them to receive both academic and practical training, as well as mentoring. The structured progression from high school academy to local police cadet program to police academy increases the likelihood of student success by providing a gradual and comprehensive learning experience.


The program provides first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. It affords these highly motivated young people an opportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice. This approach not only increases the chances of success for the students but also contributes to building stronger and more positive relationships between law enforcement and the community. Recruitment of high school students, representing all communities and backgrounds is one goal of the program. This is what real community policing can look like. Below you will find some stories about criminal justice programs in high schools around the country.

A sample of classes:

  • History, Crime Awareness, Causes

  • Criminal Justice, Trial Proceeding

  • Corrections & Juvenile

  • Traffic

  • Introduction Crime Scene Investigation

  • Patrol Tactics

  • Mental health

  • Community culture awareness

  • First Aid/CPR/AED

  • Career Planning 


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