From the Hayward police:
HAYWARD — Hayward police are once again offering a summer youth academy; this year it will be July 7-11.
In the week-long program, law enforcement professionals share how a police department works.
The academy is open to students in grades 8-12. Students entering the eighth grade in 2014-2015 are eligible.
Applications are due by June 16. The free academy is limited to 30 students; Hayward residents will have first priority. Those applying will have to pass a limited background investigation and have parent/guardian approval to attend. The academy is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and includes a light breakfast.
The academy covers:
Gangs and graffiti—Destructiveness of gangs
Alcohol/drug abuse and tobacco-Consequences of underage usage
Forensics and crime scene
Traffic and patrol operations
FATS (fire arms training simulator)
Hayward police station/jail tour
The class will be held at the police station, 300 W. Winton Ave., and the North Hayward office, 22701 Main St.
Applications can be downloaded from www.haywardpd.net, or picked up at the Hayward Police Department, 300 W. Winton Ave.