Gain real experience as a Kansas law enforcement officer while still in high school.
The Cadet Law Enforcement Academy, co-sponsored by the Kansas American Legion, Auxiliary and Kansas Highway Patrol, is held every summer at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina, Kansas. The deadline to apply is usually in late March.
CLEA is not a recruitment device for law enforcement. Instead it offers high school juniors the opportunity to gain knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of all law enforcement officials. Upon graduation students should better understand, respect and appreciate law enforcement personnel at all levels.
To qualify for the Academy, applicants must be High School Juniors and must have a "C+" average scholastically for Sophomore and first semester of their Junior year, and be physically able to participate in all activities. Qualified instructors from the Highway Patrol, KBI, FBI and other law enforcement agencies are used throughout the week of instruction.
Additional information, details and applications can be found on the American Legion website or you may contact your local American Legion Post, or The Kansas American Legion Department Headquarters, 1314 SW Topeka, Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612, 785-232-9315