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Hilliard Police, Norwich Fire Offering New Teen Academy This Summer

Hilliard teenagers interested in gaining insight into law enforcement and fire service will have an opportunity this summer as part of a new community program.

The City of Hilliard Division of Police and Norwich Township Fire Department are partnering to offer the first Hilliard Public Safety Youth Academy, slated for July 22-26, 2024, from 4 to 9 p.m.

The program will be open to students entering ninth through 12th grade in the 2024-2025 school year. Dinner will be provided each evening.

Activities will include a tour of the police and fire departments, hands-on speed radar use, scenario and traffic stop simulations, crime scene investigation, building searches, pulling hose lines, spraying water, and equipment and EMS demonstrations, culminating in an end-of-week obstacle course.

 Many of the law enforcement instructors will be Hilliard school resource officers.

“We’re excited to spend five evenings showing these high schoolers first-hand what we do as police officers and firefighters,” said Chief of Police Michael Woods. “It’s also an opportunity for them to build relationships with their school resource officers, learn about careers in emergency response, and promote safety to their peers.”

Students who have completed the course and have an interest in a law enforcement career will have the opportunity to join Hilliard’s Explorer’s Post 2286.

The Youth Academy cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt and hat to wear during class. To register, visit the City’s online summer program registration (activity #3540100).

For more information contact Community Relations Officer Mike Deaton at

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