The St. Charles Police Department will host its seventh annual Youth Police Academy this summer. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-14, and is open to kids ages 13-16. The academy is intended to showcase careers in police work, and also will encourage team work and grow self-esteem through different activities.
Several topics will be covered, including steps to becoming a police officer, personal safety, Internet safety, bullying, crime scene evidence collection and more. Tours of the police and fire departments will be included.