Sheriff’s Youth Academy set for June

Applications for this year’s Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Youth Academy are now being accepted.

This year’s Academy will include a pair of camps. The Sheriff’s Department says that a two-day camp, scheduled for June 2-3, is for Bartholomew County youths ages six to nine, at a cost of $25 per child. A four-day camp, set for June 7-10, is for local kids age 10 to 14, at a cost of $35 per child. Department officials say that scholarships are available.

Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that the curriculum will consist of hands-on, interactive educational activities as well as physical training activities.

With the motto “Integrity, Professionalism and Trust” the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Youth Academy aims to educate Bartholomew County young people about public service and law enforcement, said Jackson.

“Designed by law enforcement professionals, this Academy provides participants with a real understanding of the law enforcement experience,” said Sheriff Matt Myers. “This unique opportunity allows young people to focus on strengthening their life skills of self-respect, respect of others, teamwork, and commitment to one’s goals.”

Parents can register their children by visiting