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Amherst Youth Police Academy accepting summer session applications

Applications are due May 1 for the Amherst Police Department's Youth Police Academy, an internship program for high school students beginning July 9.

Students will be introduced to the various functions of the Amherst Police Department and learn the minimum qualifications, training requirements and daily responsibilities of other county, state and federal law enforcement agencies through guest speakers and tours of their facilities.

The three-week academy will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Amherst Police Headquarters, 500 John James Audubon Parkway. Parental consent, a background check and interview are required.

More info can be found by visiting the police department's website and selecting "Youth Police Academy" or by contacting Officer Paul Alexander at 689-1387 or

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