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Police youth academy returns

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By Alton Mitchell

The LaFayette Police Department is again instituting its youth police academy in the month of July. The popular program gives youth in LaFayette an opportunity to spend time during their summer break learning what police officers do. The program was conducted last summer and allowed a positive resource for community relations building between the city’s youth and law enforcement officials.

Last year more than two dozen youth participated in the week long program. This year police chief Benjamin Hill reports there are already 31 cadets registered to participate in the event. The youth police academy will run from July 11th- 15th this year in the hours of 8-4 everyday with the exception of Thursday in which something special is planned for the cadets.
Even Mayor Moody cited the program as being one of the best the city of LaFayette has. Parents whom are interested in enrolling their children in the program have until July 5th to get their child registered to participate in the academy.