Congratulations To Our Youth Police Academy Graduates

Congratulations to the 2,000 young New Yorkers who graduated the Youth Police Academy. The NYPD initiative connects the City’s youngest residents with their officers during summer vacation and lets kids get to know the cops in their communities.

Police Commissioner Bratton presided over the graduation ceremony that took place on Brooklyn’s famed Barclays Center. Approximately 2,000 youngsters who completed the six-week Academy.

“Take a look at the NYPD as a career because we want you, we want the young men and women of NYC,” said Police Commissioner Bratton to the graduates.

The summer program is free for city kids ages 10 to 16. Members of the Department’s Community Affairs Bureau ran the academy, which included five-day-a-week classes on anti-bullying, health awareness, gang resistance and drug prevention in all five boroughs. Kids also participate in fitness activities, arts and crafts and field trips.

Learn more on how to get involved next year.



Jaden Ramos, son of fallen Detective Rafael Ramos, graduated during Monday’s ceremony.