Police Apprentice Program
Apprentice Program is a cooperative practical learning experience conducted
cooperatively between the School to Career/Work Based Learning department
School and area law enforcement agencies.
Started in 1998 with the Yarmouth Police Department the program includes
the following requirements and experiences.
1. Attend Work Based
Learning class at D-Y High School
2. Participate in an
internship at police headquarters
3. Attend and complete
What Are The Benefits?
Compared to many
of young people, who are still undecided about any career, Police
Apprentice Program candidates have chosen the highly competitive field of
law enforcement. This decision
demonstrates an outstanding level of initiative and maturity at a
relatively early time in your life.
It is not uncommon for hundreds of candidates to apply for a single
law enforcement position. Quality
experiences can mean the difference between getting hired and waiting years
for the next hiring process to begin.
Participating in the Police Apprentice Program can easily tip the
scales in their favor. This
opportunity to observe, experience and network will help in two important
ways. First, you will be able to
decide if law enforcement is right choice before committing to years of
study and financial obligations.
Second, candidates will begin to build a quality resume.
As promising as a
candidate may look on paper, pursuing a career in law enforcement takes commitment. Candidates will need to
be committed to the process, actively searching for employment
opportunities, regardless of the location.
They will be required to commit themselves to becoming the best
candidate possible by obtaining the finest education and experiences
The rules and
regulations for the Police Apprentice Program were adapted directly from
those that govern the daily operations of the sworn officers of the
Yarmouth Police Department. As the
Police Apprentice will be granted unprecedented access to the inner
workings of professional and progressive law enforcement, he or she is
expected to comply with these mandates.
Today’s police officer is expected to be a highly proficient
constitutional technician and have the ability to apply the correct amount of
force in the most fluid of hazardous situations.
junior and/or senior year at Dennis-Yarmouth
candidates will undergo an immersion education, privileged to a world
others only see on television. They
are instructed to be alert, ask questions, try everything, and embrace this
Police Apprentice Program - Mission Statement
It is the mission and express desire of the Yarmouth Police
Department to work cooperatively with Dennis-Yarmouth Regional
High School to provide
a positive and comprehensive educational opportunity for the young people
of our community. The joining of
professional police instructors and skilled educators will equip the highly
motivated student participant in the Police Apprentice Program with a
considerable advantage over his or her peers. It is our goal to provide this advantage
through the broadening of understanding and exposure to new concepts,
issues, and experiences surrounding the complexities of public service
through law enforcement.