Youth Police Academy Connects City’s Youngest Residents with NYPD Officers

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A little-known NYPD initiative is connecting the city’s youngest residents with officers during summer vacation and helping to improve police-community relations. NY1’s Dean Meminger took an exclusive look inside the Youth Police Academy.

Drilled by the NYPD, 2,000 kids across the city are taking part in the Summer Youth Police Academy.

“I disliked police because of all of the controversy, things that go on inside the media. But now, I look at it differently because all police are not the same,” said Joshua Glover of the NYPD Youth Police Academy. “They basically helped me to change my attitude and look at things better.”

Read Dean Meminger’s full report [HERE].