The Clinton American Legion is looking to send students to the Youth Police Academy this year.
Josh Thielen, Clinton American Legion Commander, indicates that the Clinton post has only recently started sending students and they hope to continue. Thielen says the program is for 15-17-year-olds with an interest in criminal justice. Over the course of the week, students will have classroom instruction and training from the state police.
Thielen says after the program parents can expect to see a change for the better in their children. He indicates that the program pushes students to their limits and changes their perceptions about what they are capable of.
The Youth Police Academy will be from June 23-28. For more information contact Josh Thielen at (217) 520-9823.