The Amherst and The University of Massachusetts Police Departments will host their annual Youth Adventure Academy Monday, July 22nd through Friday. July 26th 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The cost is FREE and academy size is limited to 20 youth, so preference will be given to Amherst residents and Umass affiliated families (ex. parent/guardian are employees or students at UMASS).
Similar to a Citizens Police Academy, students will attend morning classroom sessions held at both the Amherst and Umass Police Departments with lectures, role-plays and interactive demonstrations by Amherst and UMASS police officers in the areas of law, crime scene investigation, defensive tactics and patrol procedures, to name just a few. Most afternoon sessions will be held at our Adventure Based Ropes Course at the Norwottuck Range where we will promote teamwork, communication and offers opportunities to develop positive relationships with the police officers.
- The Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy will provide those participating with lunch each day at the UMass Dining Common.
- All students will need to have transportation to the UMASS Police Department each morning for a 8:30AM start (not earlier!), and picked up each afternoon from the UMass Police Department promptly at 4:00PM.
- Questions regarding the Youth Adventure Academy can be forwarded to Amherst Officer Yvonne Feliciano at 413-259-3311. You can also contact UMASS Officer Brian Kellogg at 413-545-9461.
- Applications can be downloaded at the link below or by contacting Officer Feliciano or Officer Kellogg. The application deadline is June 16, 2019.