Citizen Police Academy for Youth (CPAY)

The Citizen Police Academy for Youth (CPAY) provides teenagers - ages 14 to 17 - an inside look at local law enforcement through a variety of subjects pertaining to police work. The youth are instructed by police officers, civilians, other city Department agencies and community partners. 

CPAY Application


The purpose of CPAY is to increase understanding of police operations through education and interaction with members of the Police Department. We want to give youth the opportunity to learn why police officers "can" and "can not" do certain things and build lasting and productive partnerships between our Police Department and community.

Sample Curriculum

  • Overview of Forensics Services
  • Distracted Driving
  • Sexting and Bullying
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Overview of K-9/Demonstration

Department Tours

  • Newport News Police Department
  • Newport News Courts
  • Newport News Fire Department (Station 3)
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