Kearney Police Department Youth Citizens Academy

The Kearney Police Department is proud to present a free, INTERACTIVE and HANDS-ON, course designed to provide teens with a chance to learn about the day to day duties of a Kearney Police Officer. The purpose of the academy is to increase understanding of law enforcement by our community youth and to educate them in the everyday activities that a Kearney Police Officer has to perform. 

This will be a 5-week academy, classes will be held Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. starting May 30, 2024 and ending the evening of June 27, 2024. Presentations will include basic police duties, road patrol techniques, crime scene investigations, Emergency Service Unit/K-9 call outs and drug and alcohol investigations. Each academy class will be presented by the Kearney Police Department School Resource Officers.

Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2024 and go through April 30, 2024. The Academy is available to high school and middle school teens ages 14-18.    Applications may be picked up at the Kearney Law Enforcement Center, Kearney High School, Kearney Catholic, or on the City of Kearney website. Applications can be returned to the Kearney Police Department, 2025 A Avenue, or emailed to Officer Nate Dennis.

Please contact Officer Nate Dennis with the Kearney Police Department with any questions. 

Applications are available here.