Florida Highway Patrol Announces Inaugural Youth Leadership Academy

~FHP currently accepting applications~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Highway Patrol Academy is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Youth Leadership Academy. The Youth Leadership Academy will create opportunities for young men and women to develop an interest in law enforcement and prepare them for a future career, while encouraging them to embrace a positive and effective sense of commitment to the communities we serve.   The application deadline is June 19, 2015.

The Youth Leadership Academy will include sessions on leadership, safe driving, basic first aid, firearm fundamentals and safety, water and hunting safety (presented by instructors from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) and public relations/community service.   There is no charge for this program and up to 24 hours may be used towards the student’s community service hours for Bright Future scholarships. Student will need to check with their schools for approval.

The Academy is July 7 – 10, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (out at noon on Friday). Class size is limited to 35 participants who are: between the ages of 16 and 17 as of July 7, 2015, no criminal background, must have attended school during the 2014-2015 year and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, must be willing to commit to the whole academy and have transportation to and from the academy.

The application should be mailed or emailed to the FHP Training Academy at one of the following addresses:

Mail: FHP Youth Leadership Academy Email:

ATTN: Youth Academy

75 College Drive Suite 221

Havana, FL 32333

The application can be found online.   For more information regarding the Youth Leadership Academy, contact Cody Walker via email at, or phone at 850-558-4250.


The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: providing A Safer Florida by securely maintaining the records of more than 19 million registered vehicles and over 15 million licensed drivers, as well as providing safe travel along Florida’s highways.  To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV or find us on Facebook.