The City of Westport and the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office are working in partnership to educate and inform the student youth of the South Beach community about the many aspects of the law enforcement and criminal justice system.
The primary objective of the Student Youth Police Citizen’s Academy is to afford the opportunity for our future adult community, business and adult leaders to become more informed about the many aspects of police work and the criminal justice system. The academy is designed to give the attendees exposure to the various inner workings of the criminal justice system, which will include Corrections, K-9, 911 dispatch, patrol procedures, social media pitfalls, and the Therapeutic Justice Program, also known as “Drug Court.”
Our ultimate goal is to foster relationships that will bridge the gaps between law enforcement and the youth of the South Beach community. We hope to create an alliance that leaves us with voices in the community to act as ambassadors to build solid partnerships, thus creating a better quality of life for those we serve.
The academy nights are set for Tuesdays with a start date of March 12 at 6 p.m. and will continue through May 7, excluding spring break.
Applications are located in the office at the Ocosta High School.