Orange County Sheriff's Office to Host Youth Academy

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Youth Academy this summer. It's been popular in past years, but there are still seats available and students have only one week left to apply.

The Youth Academy is a program for people ages 14 to 17 who live in Orange County.  They'll get to learn what the sheriffs do on a daily basis.

The students will participate in team building exercises, CPR training and a police obstacle course. They'll also visit the Central Virginia Regional Jail.

The Youth Academy is a a way for the sheriffs to reach out to the community they serve and become a familiar face to young people.

"They see us driving around most of the time in the cars and they have this perception that we just write tickets and stuff, but we are a lot more than that," said Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Mike Courtemanche.

The Youth Academy is from July 8 through July 12. Interested students should go to the sheriff's office, get an application and return it with their parent's signature. The deadline for registration is July 1.

To view a copy of the application, click here.