SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Scarsdale teenagers who always have dreamt of wearing a police badge and bringing bad guys to justice will have the opportunity to, courtesy of a joint program between The Center @862 and Scarsdale Police Department.
On Feb. 13, Deective. Sherri Albano, the department’s youth officer, will direct middle and high school students in the first session of the Citizens Teen Police Academy.
During this program, teenagers will be exposed to several different aspects that are essential to police work. Participants will get a first-hand look at the Scarsdale Police Department Headquarters, vehicles and equipment that are key to the everyday operation of the department.
Outside of the walkthroughs, there will be several lessons during the seven-week course. They will learn about the history of policing and law enforcement training, as well as the basics of forensic and evidence collection.
Students also will learn about special units, such as the S.W.A.T. team and canine unit while working with police officers to get a better understanding about the responsibilities of law enforcement officers.
The Citizens Teen Police Academy will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 13 through March 20 at police headquarters.