Illinois State Police and American Legion officials prepare for
summer youth police program
44th Annual American Legion Youth Police
Camp accepting teen participants
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[April 21, 2016]
Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the American
Legion announce plans for the 44th Annual American Legion Youth
Police Camp (ALYPC). The camp will again be held at the Illinois
State Police Academy in Springfield, Illinois, and will run from
June 26 through July 1, 2016.
Dozens of aspiring teens from across Illinois will discover career
opportunities through training with police and military personnel.
The primary purpose of the ALYPC is to establish an interactive and
positive relationship between Illinois teens and law enforcement
officers. The week-long residency camp is structured to promote
educational and learning opportunities for youth ages 14-16 in the
areas of law enforcement, military, leadership, cultural diversity,
personal development, physical fitness, and social and interpersonal
skills. The ALYPC Cadets will be honored at a graduation ceremony on
July 1, 2016, and will receive a graduation certificate.
American Legion volunteers and ISP Troopers are assigned to manage
the program and serve as instructors and mentors. Many of the
American Legion and ISP volunteers are former graduates of the
I had the pleasure of attending the graduation of the American
Legion Youth Police Camp last year, said Erica Jefferies, Director
of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs. She added, It was
evident that after one week, these young people had been
transformed. They were disciplined, poised, and ready to take on any
challenge the leadership provided. This program is one that all of
our youth should have the privilege of attending.
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The American Legion will accept applications until May 28, 2016. Teenagers 14-16
are encouraged to apply for and attend the 2016 ALYPC for an enriching
experience. For more information about ALYPC, please contact Safety, Law and
Order Committee Chairman Delmar Buske at (217) 555-9555, or Illinois State
Police Special Agent Jarran Riley at (618) 606-0411.
Additional information and camp applications are available online at the
[Illinois State Police]