Signup Underway For Police Teen Summer Academy

Clayton-PD-Car-insideThe Clayton Police Department is enrolling participants for their second annual Teen Summer Academy.

The department had great success in the first year with the free program, which helps introduce youth to their local law enforcement team.   Anyone ages 15-18 is welcome to sign up.

The dates for the academy are July 11 – 15 from 9am until 2pm, with a lunch hour at 11:30.   The weeklong program features a visit to the Johnston County Jail, the 911 Communications Center, a run through the Prizm shooting simulator, SWAT demonstrations, an introduction to the Clayton Police Department K-9 team and more.

The academy is held at the Clayton Police Department at 315 E. Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

Clayton Police Community Action Team Officer Owen Phillips has put together a engaging program this year. Clayton-PD-Logo-inside

If you’re a teen and have always wondered about the life of law enforcement officers, or if you’re a parent who’d love to see your teen exposed to what our public safety team does each day, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

To sign up for a spot in the free program email Officer Phillips at

The Clayton Police Department believes deeply in involving the community in all aspects of protecting and serving the Town of Clayton.  Reaching out to teens with this free summer academy is a great way to make that partnership even stronger.   Some of last year’s teens said they already want to come back again.