C.A.T.S. Academy

Police and Teens Building Relationships for the Future


C.A.T.S.  Academy is a free Teen Police Academy modeled after the successful adult Citizens' Police Academy. The Teen Academy is intended for young men or young women from the Mayfield City School District that have an interest in a career in law enforcement or have an interest in learning why and how police officers serve their community. In a structured but fun atmosphere, students get a behind-the-scenes look at a police department with exciting hands-on training with patrol officers, detectives, an airsoft shooting range, the SWAT Team, hostage negotiations, and the bomb squad. The C.A.T.S.  Academy experience forges positive relationships between students and our officers. All students will receive a certificate for completing the academy and a T-shirt. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Grades 8 – 12
  • Primary residence is in the Mayfield City School District
  • Able to participate in a wide variety of classroom instruction and interaction
  • Agree to attend all sessions of the Teen Academy