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Youth Law Enforcement Academy  

July 18-22, 2022

The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy is structured so that young adults can have an opportunity to experience some of the training, procedures, and technology that are utilized by today’s law enforcement.  The daily classes will consist of mainly hands-on activities in criminal investigations, evidence recovery, patrol practices, defensive tactics, and firearms.  The participants will also see demonstrations from the various specialized units that are available to law enforcement such as the K-9 Unit, Motor Squad, and SWAT.  The participants will take field trips to the Culpeper County Jail, a firearms range, Culpeper E-911 Communications Center, Culpeper County Courthouse, and other law enforcement-related locations as available.

There is no fee to participate in the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy.  Each student will receive a T-shirt and upon successful completion the attendees will receive CPR/First Aid Certification and VDGIF Firearms/Hunter Safety Certification.


Subjects covered in the Youth Academy:


  • Law Enforcement Academy Life

  • Law Enforcement Physical Training

  • Role of Law Enforcement in the Community

  • Jail Operations

  • Court Operations

  • E-911 Operations

  • Basic Crime Scene Investigation

  • Firearms Safety (Live Fire on Range)

  • Crime Scene Processing

  • K-9 Operations

  • Patrol Operations

  • Basic Explosives Awareness

  • SWAT Operations

  • Defensive Tactics

  • and More



What is the application procedure?


Any Culpeper resident who is enrolled in high school for the 2022-2023 school year may apply (example: 8th graders rising into the 9th grade are eligible).  There is no age requirement but the individual must be enrolled in high school.  The attached Application Packet must be completed, in its entirety, and submitted prior to the listed deadline.  Applications will be evaluated on a “first come, first served” basis.  Class size is limited to the first 25 qualifying individuals. 


Applications must be returned by close of business on July 15, 2022 to be considered.











Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office

Attn: Youth Academy

14023 Public Safety Court

Culpeper, VA 22701

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