Department of Florida

About

The American Legion, Department of Florida and the Florida Highway Patrol have teamed together to create the Florida Youth Law Cadet Academy. This is a week long program that provides a hands on learning experience with insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. The program allows these highly motivated young people the opportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice.

Recruitment of high school students, both male and female, representing all communities and backgrounds in the state of Florida, is one of the main goals of this program. Once these young people have been selected to attend the program, the law enforcement community is challenged to present a program that will instill an understanding and respect for law enforcement professionals and their techniques.

During the program cadets will participate in the following activities:

  • Exercises
  • Sports
  • Defense Tactics
  • Driving course
  • Firearms

ALL activities of the program will be supervised by certified personnel in that field