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Youth Police and Fire Leadership Academy

 
2011 Youth Police & Fire Leadership Academy Graduates
2011 Youth Police & Fire Leadership Academy Graduates

What is the Youth Police & Fire Leadership Academy? The Novi Police and Fire Departments pride themselves on developing and maintaining strong partnerships with the community, including Novi’s youth.

The Youth Police & Fire Leadership Academy was created to provide area teens with an inside look at local law enforcement and fire prevention.

During a one-week, four hour a day course, Novi’s Public Safety staff will educate attendees on a variety of subjects pertaining to law enforcement and fire safety and prevention. Each Novi Youth Police & Fire Leadership Academy graduate will gain a deeper knowledge of how the Public Safety fits into the Novi Community.

The purpose of the Novi Youth Police & Fire Leadership Academy is to:

  • Increase understanding through education and interaction with the Police and Fire Departments.
  • Provide positive interaction with Department staff and to educate youth about the challenges and responsibility of law enforcement and fire prevention.
  • Create and develop responsible, well-informed youth citizens.
  • Build lasting and productive partnerships between Novi Public Safety and the community members we serve.

Youth Academy in sessionQualifications

This class is made up a cross section of youth who have a connection with the Novi community. Participants must be:

  • Between 13 to 18 years of age
  • A Novi resident or attend school in Novi

Topics Covered

The Novi Youth Police & Fire Leadership Academy consists of classroom instruction, as well as hands-on, practical application. Students will be taught by police officers from the Investigative and Uniform Patrol Division and fire fighters. Topics of instruction include:

  • Patrol operations
  • Use of force
  • K-9
  • Traffic laws
  • Traffic stops
  • Judicial system
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Law enforcement requirements
  • F.A.T.S.– Firearm Training System
  • Fire Department operations
  • Fire station and training tower tour
  • Home fire/emergency safety
  • Jaws of Life
  • Fire apparatus