Reading Police


Police Youth Academy

Mission: Guide young adults to a better path for the future through training, leadership, teamwork, and discipline and to assist others through community service.


  • Increase awareness in public safety and crime prevention
  • Educate students in the cost and consequences of crime and their ability to bring about meaningful change within the community
  • Foster better relationships between the community and the police force
  • Introduce opportunities for careers in law enforcement

Program Specifics:

  • Location: Pendora Park Club: Olivet Boys and Girls Club
    • 330 S. 19th Reading PA 19606
    • (610) 370-7496
  • Meeting Information
    • Every Tuesday
    • 1700- 1900 (5:00pm-7:00pm)
  • There will be no cost to the student or parent

Admission and Selection:

  • Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year are currently being accepted.
  • Important Dates to Know
    • September 8th, 2021 – Applications Available for Download
    • October 31st, 2021 – Application Return Deadline
    • November 1st, 2021 – Letters for Interviews Emailed to Cadets
    • November 8th, 2021 – Interviews Begin at City Hall
    • December 6th, 2021 – Letters of Acceptance Emailed to Cadets
    • January 11th, 2022 – Start of Youth Academy
  • Links to Downloadable Files

For more information about the program, contact the Program Coordinator at

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