CMPD launches Latin high school academy – WSOC TV


For the first time ever, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is offering a summer camp focused on Latino youth in our community.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is looking for a few teens to participate in a week-long hands-on course for young people interested in a career in law enforcement or students who want to learn more about Charlotte-Mecklenburg . Police Department.

The objective is to show them how law enforcement works and the options available to them for a future career within the CMPD.

Yisel Duran, 15, and Jaymar Castro, 18, said they had different reasons for enrolling in CMPD’s academic program.

“I was very rebellious and argued a lot with my mom,” Duran said.

“I was undecided as to what I wanted to be in the future, but this program helped me find that I too want to help my community, so now I want to be a police officer,” Castro said.

The program aims to show students the importance of teamwork and also teaches them about crime scene investigations, building searches, road checks, defensive tactics, fitness, ethics and options. for a future career with CMPD.

“This program only started this year. This would be the first and it consists of two Academy programs for Latin high school students, ”said Nestor Montero, a CMPD officer.

Those interested in participating in the course of a week must meet the following requirements:

  • High school applicants must be at least 14 years old and have completed eighth grade.
  • No arrest.
  • No extracurricular suspensions during the last year.
  • Must maintain a “C” average or better (waiverable).
  • Must be willing to participate in all activities (academic and physical).
  • Cannot have attended a previous CMPD Middle School or High School Academy.
  • Get a recommendation from your school resources manager and / or school administrator.
  • Receive approval from parents or legal guardian.
  • Complete and submit the online application and additional forms.

“The purpose of this program is to help young Latinos do something positive with their time when they are not in school,” said Montero.

“It made me realize that the world is not like I thought it was, and it also gave me a little boost so I can become a better person,” said Duran.

Currently, the dates available for this course are August 9-13.


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