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Jun 12

Career as a Cop

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 8:40 AM by Kristy Bansemer

Attention 14-17 year olds: You are invited to learn about law enforcement as a career option this summer.

From June 19 through 23, the Derby Police Department will host the 3rd annual Youth Citizen Police Academy. The academy offers youth who may have an interest in law enforcement as a career or just simply want to know more about their police department a great opportunity.

Activities will include a demonstration of equipment used by officers. Building searches, traffic stops, arrest procedures, DUI enforcement and crime scene investigations are just a sample of hands-on information to be provided to students.

The academy is open to any student, including home-schooled children, in the Derby School District who are 14-17 years old. The academy will begin at the Police Department at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. each day. On Friday, June 23, family are invited to attend the graduation at noon.

Members of the Wichita Police Department’s Mounted Unit will give students a first-hand view of what policing on horseback is all about. A motorcycle officer from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will discuss the benefits of motorcycles in traffic enforcement.

Excellent field trip opportunities for students are planned:
  • 911 Emergency Communications Center
  • McConnell AFB Security Police
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Jabara Airport to tour Wichita Police helicopter & KHP aircraft
  • Wichita Police Department Investigations Section
The Youth Citizen Police Academy is a great way for officers and youth to interact and develop understanding and long lasting friendships. Applications are available at the Derby Police Department or online at If you have questions regarding the academy, contact Master Police Officer Matt Liston at 788-1557 or email Applications must be received by June 8.

We hope to see you at the academy!

Robert Lee, Police Chief

Published in the Derby Informer on May 17, 2017