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, www.cityoffrederick.com/police. 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 mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org

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

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