Deadline Looms to Enroll in Sheriff’s Youth Academy

BARNSTABLE – The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department is gearing up for their 2018 summer youth academy.

During the program, local correctional, educational, and police officials will provide a supportive environment for Barnstable County youth between the ages of 12 and 16, in the hopes to foster improved social skills, increased resiliency, and better decision making.

“The academy is geared to a critical age group,” notes Sheriff Cummings, “It’s centered around those core formative years when, consciously or not, individuals are spending time and engaging in behaviors that can make a huge difference down the line.”

The academy will start July 10th and run 3 days a week for 4 weeks ending on August 2nd.

Sessions will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 1 PM. All applicants, parents and guardians will be invited to a family orientation meeting on Tuesday, June 26th at 6pm.

The deadline to apply for this program is set for June 25th, you can download an application at

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