Prescott Valley Police Department Youth Academy

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The Prescott Valley Police Department is excited to announce its summer 2023 Youth Academy “Believe in something Better” to be held from Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 2023.

The program runs from Monday to Friday, with classes running from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm each day. The program is held at the Prescott Valley Police Department training room. Academy size is limited to fifteen students aged 14 to 18 years of age and who are attending school within the town limits of Prescott Valley. This program is being offered free of charge to these students.

Each attendee is provided with a t-shirt (uniform) and a binder at the beginning of the program. Lunch and snacks are provided each day. At the conclusion of the program, each participant is provided a certificate of completion at a "graduation" ceremony, where the whole family is invited to watch. Refreshments are served at this special event.

We want our community’s youth to see what it means to be a police officer, to live a life of sacrifice and service to a community, and see how rewarding and fulfilling this life can be. We have arranged specialized trainers, who are experts in their fields, to come and share their knowledge and experience. We have many planned surprises for attendees as they become part of a select group to get a “peek behind the curtain” at the leadership and ethics involved in this profession. Our attendees will leave the academy certified in first aid. 

To apply, fill out the below form. Printable Applications are also available online as well as at the police station. All applications will go through a screening process for criminal history. Those students accepted to the July academy will be notified with a letter of acceptance prior to the academy start date. Any questions regarding this program should be directed to CPO Jodi Mullins at 928-772-5164 or

Prescott Valley Police Department Youth Academy 2023


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  • Step One

    1. Please complete all questions within the questionnaire truthfully.
    2. Do you live or attend school within the town limits of Prescott Valley?*
    3. Would you be willing to commit to full attendance of the Youth Academy from June 26-30th from 8:30am to 3:00pm daily?*
    4. Are you between the ages of 14-18 and in High School?*
    5. It is important that Youth Academy participants have not recently engaged or expect to engage in any activity that is criminal, unethical, or improper in nature that might publicly embarrass or cause problems for other Youth Academy participants or the Town of Prescott Valley. Do you meet this requirement?*
    6. As a Youth Academy participant, you may be observing graphic material and hearing graphic details of police work, therefore, if you are under the age of 18, parent or guardian permission is required for you to participate in the academy (please see page 4 of this application). Applications without a parent or guardian signature will not be accepted.
    7. T-Shirt Size (Adult Sizes)*
    8. Emergency Contact Information
    9. Relation to Applicant*
    10. Criminal History: Have you ever been arrested and/or convicted of a crime other than a traffic infraction? If Yes, please explain below.*

      Note: A past criminal record alone does not prohibit an individual from participating.