Youth Academy

Please check back next spring for information on the 2018 class.

The Public Safety Department hosts a one-week summer program for teens 13-17 years old, providing a fun, interactive learning experience designed to:

  • Teach students about the daily operations of the police and fire departments, including the philosophy of teamwork
  • Promote a greater understanding between the youth in our community and Canton's police officers & firefighters
  • Help students develop life skills that promote safe, smart thinking and decision making
Individuals attending this free academy will be educated on the operational procedures of both departments through presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Students will gain knowledge on law enforcement's role in the criminal justice system, as well as the firefighter's role of providing emergency services to the community. Attendees will better understand the training and education required for police officers and firefighters to effectively handle the challenges of their professions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to become CPR certified.

Participants will be provided with lunch and will participate in light physical activity every day.