The holiday season has been a busy one for the department of Youth & Community Programs!
Recently, a few patrol officers and the Neighborhood Coordination Officers of PSA1 took our Youth Court members on a day trip to the Police Academy located in College Point, Queens. They received a tour of the facilitates, which included classrooms, a gymnasium, a court-room, model precinct and a subway car platform.
In the words of one of our members “it was nice to see what police officers have to go through to become a part of the department, I didn’t realize how challenging the training can be.” We concluded the trip with lunch and a karaoke car ride home! The officers came up with the idea of the trip as a form of neighborhood policing, but also to allow the youth to learn about the process of becoming a police officer. We are planning on visiting in the New Year with our new cohort of Youth Court members.
Check out the photos below and stay tuned for more information other events!