The American Legion Department of Indiana is proud to announce the launch of our newest program, the Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy, currently accepting applications for the 2018 class.
The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy, a partnership between the Indiana Troopers Youth Services and The American Legion, Dept. of Indiana, provides first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. The program also affords these highly motivated young people an opportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice.
“If this program changes one life, keeps one at-risk youth off the streets and out of a body bag if it redirects one Hoosier youth life from negative to positive, we believe it’s worth it,” said Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy Chairman Mark Gullion.
The 2018 Academy will be limited to the first 50 registered applicants. Registration is open to boys and girls currently in grades 9 thru 12. The registration/sponsorship fee is $300 per Cadet. This fee, which may be paid by an American Legion Post, District or by donation, is payable to the Department of Indiana no later than June 1, 2018. (Cadets DO NOT need physicals or transcripts. Only the completed application).
The 2018 Academy will take place on the campus of the University of Indianapolis (UI), July 15th thru 20th, 2018. Please visit the http://www.trooper.org/camps website for more registration information and form, or contact Sgt. Danielle Elwood Henderson at (317) 450-8720 for information.
The Indiana State Police and Indiana Troopers Youth Services are partnering with The American Legion for this camp! The American Legion believes that our youth have a strong sense of patriotism and a high regard for Law and Order. The objective of IYCLEA Camp is to provide a first-hand look at the role of a police officer in today’s society.
This is similar to the Career Camp above (a week long, co-ed and any child going into high school or that has graduated but not yet attended college), but is more closely modeled as a mini, week long Indiana State Police Academy.
This camp season, the American Legion has graciously agreed to sponsor 50 youths to attend this camp!! The first 50 registered prior to July 2, 2018 will be accepted. Please contact Sgt. Danielle Elwood Henderson @ (317) 450-8720 for information on your local American Legion for sponsorship information!