The 2014, Amherst and UMASS Police Youth Adventure Academy is a ONE week program, being held Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youths entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are eligible to attend. The cost is FREE and academy size is limited to 20 youths, so preference will be given to Amherst residents and UMASS affiliated families (ex. parent/guardian works or is a student at UMASS). Similar to a Citizens Police Academy, students will attend morning classroom sessions held at both the Amherst and UMASS Police Departments. The classroom sessions will feature lectures, role-plays, and interactive demonstrations by police officers, from both agencies, focusing in the areas of law, crime scene investigation, defensive tactics and patrol procedures. Most afternoon sessions will be held at the Amherst Adventure Based Ropes Course at the Notch Visitors Center where we will promote teamwork, communication, and strategy development. Additional information concerning the Amherst and UMASS Police Youth Adventure Academy is available on the Amherst Police Department website, www.amherstpd.org. Applications may be obtained at the Amherst Police Department lobby, UMASS Police Department lobby or downloaded off the Amherst Police Department website. The application deadline is Friday, July 11, 2014, so please don’t delay! Questions regarding the Youth Adventure Academy can be forwarded to either Amherst Police Officer William Laramee at 413-259-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or University of Massachusetts Police Officer Brian Kellogg at 413-545-9461 or email@example.com.