October 16, 2013 00:00
The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division (YSD) will be conducting its first-ever Student Police Academy on Wednesday October 16, 2013, at Parkrose High School. This one-day event begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 2:00 p.m.
The day is a series of three 90-minute rotating classes. The first class is a Traffic course, which includes choices and consequences related to driving while intoxicated (DUII), along with distracted (texting and talking) driving choices and consequences. The class will use Oregon Impact's go-kart to help the students understand these issues.
The second class is an investigative course which will include a scenario that will test the student's observation skills, and give insight on how investigations are conducted.
The third class will be on Use of Force and will include action-reaction type scenarios in order to give the student the understanding of how quick some decisions have to be made in life. The use of PPB's scenario generating computer will assist with this understanding.
The Student Academy is sponsored by the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation, which hopes to make it an annual event. Instructors will be Portland Police Officers and volunteers from Oregon Impact.
Students for this academy have already been chosen and media are invited to attend the opening events.
Media is asked to arrive by 7:45 a.m. and park in the North lot before checking in at the office to go to the gym.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204