The academy is set to be held June 24 – 30 at the NMSP Academy in Santa Fe.

The school shows students what it’s like to be in law enforcement as a career and hopes to improve upon cooperation and understanding between young people and law enforcement.

A typical day at the academy will include physical, educational and hands-on activities. Attendees will receive instruction on First Aid, CPR, defensive training and get a look into criminal law, procedure and investigations among other things.

The academy is open to high school juniors and seniors in New Mexico. It is free, but teens who are interested will need to apply. To apply, complete the application process which includes a letter of recommendation from a non-family member and also a questionnaire.

The deadline to submit an application is May 10. Organizers ask that the applications be mailed to the Youth Academy Coordinator Sergeant Jacob Garcia, or emailed to

Any questions can be directed to Sergeant Garcia by calling 505-827-9236.

#NMSP Youth Academy is open to NM high school juniors and seniors for academic year 2018-19 and is free of charge. Interested applicants should apply at . Deadline for submitting the application is May 10, 2018.

— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) April 23, 2018

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