The program strives to encourage young people to understand their role in our communities and society by taking part in youth programs offered by the Police Department, such as the Public Safety Cadet program. The Youth Leadership Academy was developed to provide young people ages 14 through 18 with an opportunity to learn about:
Selected police units
Leadership and decision-making skills
Teamwork and communication
The benefits of public service
Fostering positive relationships with law enforcement officers
The challenges and demands associated with the law enforcement profession
The role of the individual in shaping his or her own future by making good choices
Practical application that demonstrates the aspects of the police officer’s job
The Youth Leadership Academy is a week-long program held from Monday, June 20 through Saturday, June 25. The program runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Police Training Academy located at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk 21222. Lunch will be provided each day. A graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. Download the Youth Leadership Academy flyer (PDF) to learn more.
Probable Cause and Arrest, Role Playing
CSI, Forensics and Forensic Art
Hazardous Devices Team
Gun Violence and Youth
Impact of Drug and Substance Abuse
Impacts of Social Media
Traffic Stops and Enforcement
Marine, Aviation, Tactical and K-9 (field trips to these locations)
Team Building Course
School Resource Officer Program
Explorer and Cadet Programs
Students who wish to apply must meet the following requirements:
Residents of Baltimore County
Between 14 and 18 years of age
In good academic standing
Complete the application process
Pass a background check
The Youth Leadership Academy Application (PDF) is a two-page document that has been designed for completion and electronic submission. The second page provides space for the student to submit a mandatory essay about themselves and why they would like to participate in the program. The deadline to submit the application is May 6.
How to complete the application:
Use the Tab key to go from one field to the next.
Boxes outlined in red are mandatory fields.
Please complete all information as requested.
A signature is not required if this form is being sent electronically.
Fill in the date the application is being submitted as enrollment is limited.
Submit the completed application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print a copy of your application for your records.
The Youth Leadership Academy Waiver (PDF) must be completed and signed by the applicant and their parent or guardian. If the applicant is 18 years of age, the parent or guardian signature is optional. The waiver must be returned to the address or email listed on the application.
For more information on the program or questions regarding the completion of the forms, call the Community Partnership Team at 410-887-5901. Students may also contact their School Resource Officer (SRO) for information and assistance.