Teen Academy

Teen Academy 

The Zionsville Police Department partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Zionsville, Zionsville Parks Department and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy to reach out to the teens of Zionsville. Students participate in classroom training followed by practical hands on skills to reinforce the lesson of the day and have the opportunity to interact with several police officers. You can view a gallery of past academies and activities online.


Purpose & Scope

 The purpose of the academy is to allow teens to better understand police officers and to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. Officers will teach blocks of instruction on various topics such as: 

  • Alcohol use
  • Building searches
  • Character development
  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms training (simulated)
  • Identity theft
  • Internet usage
  • Jail tour
  • Physical training
  • Special response team
  • Team building exercises
  • Traffic stops
  • Use of K-9s
  • Tour of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy 
  • Zionsville Police Department tour

Students will have classroom instruction as well as practical “role play” training. The academy concludes with a graduation where certificates are presented to the participants.

This is an annual weeklong event that is held in June.  Registration information will be posted when is becomes available.