The Pleasanton Police Department is recruiting local high-schoolers interested in taking part in this summer's Pleasanton Police Teen Academy, a three-week program that begins next month.
The goal of Teen Academy is to develop stronger partnerships between the department and youth it serves, police said. The registration deadline is June 14.
Participants will have the chance to learn about law enforcement procedures from officers themselves, including such topics as patrol procedures, dispatch communications, SWAT, investigations, juvenile traffic issues, K-9 officers, evidence collection and animal services.
Free to Pleasanton high school students between 14 and 18 years old, the program consists of nine three-hour classes held on Tuesdays through Thursdays from July 16 and Aug. 1 from 2-5 p.m. (except for evening sessions July 24 and Aug. 1)
To apply, call Officer Michael Rossillon at 931-5215 or visit the department website at pleasantonpd.org.