Photos: Scottsdale teens complete Public Safety Academy


The Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy concluded on June 9, teaching nearly 40 young men and women life skills, while learning about future law enforcement careers.

For the 11th year, Scottsdale police and fire departments offered the public safety event for teenagers 14-18. For the first time, there was an equal number of male and female participants, Scottsdale Fire Department Public Information Officer Lori Schmidt said.

Teens learned firefighting skills, hands-only CPR, basic first aid and triage, police riot control techniques, decision shooting scenarios and criminal investigations.

Additionally, the students were shown tactical demonstrations by the police K-9 unit, horse patrol, SWAT and bike teams, a press release stated.

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