For over 40 years, the Fairview Heights Police Department has hosted a summer youth academy. We are excited to continue this youth service in the form of a virtual academy. Participants can take part in physical training, virtual tours of the St. Clair County Jail, learn valuable skills in Stop the Bleed, and watch demonstrations by our SWAT officers and K-9 unit. They will learn online computer safety, drug awareness, self-defense, and learn leadership skills from the comfort of their own homes.
The academy will start on June 15th and run through June 26th from 9 a.m. till noon. This service is free of charge; a laptop and WIFI connection can be provided to the student if needed. Participants must be between 12-15 years-of-age.
Each day the student will join other participants online to be led through their daily activities by one of our officers. At the end of the two-weeks, the students will have gained some new skills and knowledge, while curing the inevitable boredom.
Sign-up has started, so don’t wait, space is limited. You can sign up by contacting Community Service Officer, Tina Bangaru at (618) 489-2135 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.