The Provost Marshal Office will sponsor a Teen Police program this summer. This program is for teenagers 13 to 18 years of age who have a dependant military identification card.
The program will begin the week of June 16 and run for six weeks.
During each week of the program, Teen Police will ride along with a civilian police officer or military police officer and participate in field trips or an activity.
Last year, Teen Police were offered a CPR class with certification and went on field trips to the Prince George Courthouse, the FBI facility in Richmond, a program at the Federal Corrections Facility and the Crater Youth Commission facility. Most of these activities will be repeated this year.
There will be an organizational meeting June 10, 7 p.m. in the PMO Training building (building 9204) located on 31st Street, directly across the street from the Marine Corps Detachment.
This meeting is for both parents and teens to meet with the program coordinator. At this meeting, details of the program will be presented, questions will be answered, and registration forms, trip permission slips and ride along schedules will be completed.
It will be very helpful to the coordinators if parents and teens have an idea of dates that they will be available to participate in field trips or activities so adequate transportation can be planned for.
Teen Police will be expected to wear their uniform consisting of a Teen Police shirt and hat provided by the PMO and black jeans and black tennis shoes provided by the teens. The safety of the teens is of paramount importance; therefore, strict guidelines will be followed by both teens and patrol officers while they are riding along on patrol.
Beginning June 1, sign-up sheets and registration packets will be available at the PMO (building 8526) on Mahone Avenue at B Avenue, the Child/Youth Programs Division office (building 10612) on Yorktown Drive next to the Child Development Center, and the Youth Center (building 10605) on Battle Drive at Yorktown Drive.
It will benefit both the parents and teens to obtain a registration packet prior to the meeting so they can check their vacation and other commitment schedules against the program activity and field trip schedule. It will also save time at the meeting if most of the forms are completed prior to arrival.
There will be packets available at the meeting for anyone unable to obtain one prior to the meeting. Signatures on the sign-up sheet will help coordinators project the number of people to expect at the meeting.
For details, call (804) 734-7400.