The Teen Citizens Police Academy (TCPA) is an educational and informative program modeled after the Murfreesboro Citizens Police Academy. TCPA is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the Murfreesboro Police Department and its operations. The teen academy also gives the department an opportunity to interact with teens within the community and solicit their feedback and ideas through discussion of relevant issues. Through this free six-week academy, students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of individuals providing law enforcement services in the City of Murfreesboro. A one-week condensed course is held during the Summer.
WHAT WOULD I LEARN AS A PARTICIPANT?
Participants are instructed in a variety of topics that include the following:
-Overview of Department, Rank and
-Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
-Domestic Violence/Dating Safety
-Narcotics Case Studies
-Forensic Science Lab
-Special Operations Unit
- High School students ages 14 - 17
- Students must live inside Murfreesboro city limits and/or attend a high school located within Murfreesboro city limits.
-Provide two adult references (teacher or guidance counselor preferred)
-Available to attend all six-weeks or all five days for summer session.
Meetings are held on Thursday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Summer session 2022 will meet
July 18-22 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.
HOW DO I JOIN THE ACADEMY?
The academy is a free 6-week course held twice a year in the Spring and Fall. A one-week course is held during the Summer. Participants who wish to join can only sign up for one of the three sessions.