Le Mars Police To Offer Youth Citizens Academy


(Le Mars) — Le Mars Police Department will again be hosting the Youth Citizens Academy in which high school students spend a day at the local police station and learn more about the duties of the police department.  Assistant Police Chief Justin Daale says there are still some openings for the all day program scheduled for Saturday, March 19th.  Daale explains processing of a crime scene will be the focus of the Youth Academy program.

Daale says there is a great deal of cooperation between the Le Mars Police Department and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, and a couple of deputies will be on hand assisting with the Youth Academy.


The Assistant Police Chief says he is extending the deadline for high school students to enroll in the one-day seminar.

Applications for the Police Youth Citizens Academy can be picked up at the police station, or the at the principal’s office at either Le Mars Community or at Gehlen Catholic.  Daale says the seminar will involve a lot of “hands on” work for those students interested in participating in the program.

Daale says the Le Mars Police Department along with the Le Mars Community High School will team up next school year and offer a course on criminal justice.  Daale says already, many students are showing interest in the new classroom course.

According to school officials, more than 30 students have shown interest in participating in the new course.  The Youth Academy is free to join.  Interested students need to register and have their parent’s permission.

(photos are from last year’s event.)