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The Baltimore County Police Department is hosting its 13th annual Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) this week.

The YLA offers the teens, 14 to 18, the opportunity to develop leadership skills while having fun and meeting with peers who are like-minded.

Each day the teenagers meet at the Police Training Academy at 8 a.m. and begin a week of new insight into the Police Department and the people who serve.

The teens learn about leadership, decision-making, communication, teamwork, public service and much more.

The week brings field trips to the Marine Unit, Aviation Unit and the K9 Unit. All units are unique and all important to the work of the department.

At the police academy, they role play crime scenes. Teens are pushed to think, investigate and interview crime victims and suspects. They soon discover this isn’t CSI.

The teens get a break during all this activity with free lunches and snacks during the day.

The week is exciting and educational. Young people who are thinking about working in the criminal justice field will find this time well spent.

On Saturday, July 15, representatives from the Baltimore County Police Department will be on-hand at the Randallstown Community Recreation Center, 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, 21133, to answer questions about beginning a career in law enforcement, specifically, the Baltimore County Police Department.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., officers from patrol and detectives from a number of units will be there to guide you through the many careers available at the police department. There will be one-on-one opportunities to speak to representatives and detectives from Recruitment, Burglary, Community Outreach, K-9, Cyber and Financial Crimes, Forensics, Tactical/SWAT, Hostage Negotiation and other units and sections.

We are looking for dedicated people to join the ranks of Cadets (ages 18-21) and Explorers (ages 14-21) to eventually become Baltimore County Police Officers.

Speak to a recruiter, ask questions, and join us.

For more information, contact Recruitment at 410-887-5542 or reach us via e-mail at .

Revised June 27, 2017