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Cambridge Youth Police Academy

By Cambridge Police Department

We host a 6-week academy designed to expose participating youth to various duties associated with law enforcement as a profession through the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program.

Cambridge Youth Police Academy

.: Tue, July 5 2022 – Fri, August 12 2022.

Monday through Thursday.

9:00am - 2:00pm

Ages: 14 to 18.

Grades 9th grade through 12th grade.

Cambridge residents only.

Participating youth should be transitioning from 8th - 12th grade.

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Kessen Green
Director of Outreach & Community Programs

Registration required

  • Specific dates

You should contact us directly in order to register, or apply through the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Trax Application.


This program pays participating youth through MSYEP!


  • In-person only.

125 Sixth Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

East Cambridge

Refreshments provided.

Additional information

Youth workers learn about the role and function of Cambridge Police Officers and varying units within the Department, including the Traffic Unit, Explosive Ordnance Unit, and Special Response Team. They are also able to learn about and practice OUI stops, traffic stops, handcuffing, baton techniques and self-defense. Participants gain understanding about juvenile law, rights, and responsibilities with Strategies for Youth and the role of the Cambridge Fire Department, Emergency Communications Department and Pro EMS in public safety. (Daily Workouts, Mindfulness, Yoga, Boot Camp, & CPR Certification)