Several spots still remain open for children and teens interested in taking part in the Frederick Police Department's Youth Police Academy later this month.

The city will host three separate 3½-hour academy sessions for three different groups of children ages 7 through 13 on June 24, 25 and 26, while another session will be held for teens, ages 14 through 17, on June 27, according to a department press release.

Youths will participate in scenarios, get a close up look at different law enforcement tools, equipment and tactics, including a police dog demonstration. They will also have the opportunity to take part in a physical agility course if the weather cooperates, so participants should plan to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

The event is free, but advance registration is required. Register by visiting the department's website, Those who wish to learn more about the academy were asked to contact Michele Bowman, the department's public information and outreach coordinator, by calling 301-600-2091 or via email at

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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