Miami Dade College School of Justice to Host Police Explorer Academy

Miami, June 9, 2016Miami Dade College (MDC) School of Justice and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police Department (MDCPS) will host the second annual Police Explorers Academy, June 13 – 24 at MDC’s North Campus.

“Our Police Explorers Academy provides an overview of criminal justice to the future law enforcement officers of our community. Through the two-week program, we focus on the leadership skills that will help these students in any field or role as they move further along in their educational careers,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, North Campus’ president.

The Police Explorers Academy includes classroom presentations on a variety of topics including the history of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, motor vehicle law, crime prevention, forensics, crime scene investigation, discipline drills, and physical fitness activities. The Police Explorers Academy students also participate in field trips to various locations including the County Emergency Operations Center, the TGK Detention Center, and the Miami-Dade County Courthouse. In addition to exposing high school students to aspects of basic law enforcement training, the program emphasizes leadership, and community building.

The renowned MDC School of Justice has been training and educating public safety professionals, domestically and internationally, for more than 40 years. More than 80 percent of all public safety professionals in Miami-Dade County have been trained at School of Justice. It offers associate and baccalaureate degrees, college credit certificates as well as certifications in basic law enforcement, corrections, firefighter, private security, and specialized executive leadership training and assessment services.

For more information, please contact 305-237-1400.

WHAT:            MDC’s North Campus to Host Police Explorer Academy

WHEN:            June 13 – 24, 2016

WHERE:         MDC’s North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave.