Youth Academy

The 2013 Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Youth Academy has been CANCELLED due to lack of participation.  For more information about future Youth Academies, please contact Cpl. Marshall Keene at



The 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 attend 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 Sheriff's Office and  Jail, Culpeper Courthouse, 911 Center, Firing Range and Forensic Lab.


Any Culpeper resident who is enrolled in high school may participate.  Class size is limited to the first 25 qualifying individuals. Applicants will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis.


There is NO FEE to participate and lunch will be provided each day.  Participants will also receive a T-Shirt and certificate upon completion.


The Youth Academy is designed to operate along the same guidelines outlined in a modern day police academy.  Due to the structure of the program, only the instructors, participants and those associated with the program will be permitted to attend the classes. 


The Youth Academy will adhere to a strict code of conduct.  All participants will Be expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with good citizens in the community, a law enforcement officer and any rules associated with the Youth Academy.


Parental consent and medical clearance are required before anyone is allowed in the program.  Prior to the start of class, the parents/guardians of those applicants that have been accepted will be required to attend a pre-admission meeting.   



Subjects Covered in the Youth Academy


- Law Enforcement Academy Life

- Role of Law Enforcement in the Community

- Jail Operations

- Court Operations

- E-911

- Basic Crime Scene Investigation

- Firearms Safety

- K-9 Operations and Demonstration

- Patrol Operations

- Basic Explosives Awareness

- SWAT Operations and Demonstration

- Defensive Tactics Overview

- Traffic Unit/DUI