The Teen And Police Academy provides solutions that work to build and improve relationships between youth and law enforcement through programming, education, skill building, and service learning. Here are some of the services we provide:


What We Do

 

Since 2011, The Teen And Police Service Academy has been dedicated to reducing the social distance between our youth and police. Here's a snapshot of our ongoing efforts:

14983

Youth Served

7111

Officers Served

8721

Service Learning Hours

100

Current TAPS Academy Officers

*Data last updated December 2023.

TAPS Academy provides training for law enforcement officers and youth throughout the United States. Here are the cities across the nation that we are currently in:

Greater Houston Area 

Columbus, Ohio 

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Lynchburg, Virginia  

Grambling, Louisiana 

Orangeburg, South Carolina  

Washington, DC 

Racine, Wisconsin 


"Youths who participated in the TAPS Academy showed significant improvement in measures of social distance, with certain subgroups (such as Hispanic/Latino and male youths) reporting more favorable perceptions of police.”

- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
 

The Teen And Police Service Academy is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.