3:13 pm - Sunday December 17, 3426

CSP Applicants for 2013 Youth Academy

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced today that they are seeking
40 applicants for their 2013 Youth Academy. The CSP Youth Academy will
be held in Golden, CO from June 9-15. Application deadline is March

“The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of
future leaders for the State of Colorado,” said Captain Paul Matzke,
CSP Youth Academy Director. “Focus is on leadership development
through team exercises and individual achievement. Participants will
become familiar with the basic elements of the CSP Academy through a
daily training schedule.”

The Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy is limited to 40 participants
that are selected throughout the state. The Academy, which is
mentally and physically demanding, is provided at no cost to the
participants and is made possible through partnerships with local
community-minded businesses, organizations and the CSP.

The Youth Academy stresses team exercises, team building and
leadership. Training includes a defensive driving course,
introduction to law enforcement ethics, law enforcement driving,
firearm safety and familiarization, Crime Scene Investigation,
self-defense, police communications and the history and philosophy of
the CSP.

The Youth Academy is limited to 40 high school students. The basic
requirements for applying to the CSP Youth Academy are:

· Be at least sixteen years old and a high school student at
the time of application

· A Colorado resident

· Have a valid Colorado driver’s license

· Have a minimum GPA of 2.0

· Complete an application

· Show proof of medical insurance and have a doctor’s
certification of ability to participate

· Agree to a criminal and driver history check

· Present two letters of recommendation

· Complete an interview at the local CSP Troop office

Applicants that meet the above requirements can pick up an application
form at their local CSP Troop Office. Applicants who are accepted
will be mailed a cadet packet in April. For more information, visit
the CSP website at www.csp.state.co.us , and click on the Youth
Academy Banner on the home page.



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