Kids Academy 2023 


The Midland Police Department Kids Academy 2023 will meet this summer!

The kids academy will begin Monday, June 5, thru Friday, June 9, at the MLK Community Center at 2300 Butternut Lane, the program will take place daily from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

These classes are free for children grades, 1st through 6th grade. 

Our objective is to build a strong relationship with our youth and the community. Bringing back the Kids Academy gives us an opportunity to build on something special between the youth and the police. It all comes down to the word “TRUST.” You build trust by spending valuable time with people while informing the importance of serving a community. The program will provide many fun and engaging activities in areas of problem solving, fitness, team building concepts, as well as meeting Midland’s finest in the areas of law enforcement.

New applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis for the 30 available spots, and those who have been through the class may be considered if there are any open spots remaining.

The application can be downloaded below and returned by email to the Community Relations Office. The application must include the signature of a parent or guardian. 

The deadline to apply is Monday, May 29, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rodriguez at

Download and fill out the Registration Form and return them by email to 



Day 1

8:00 a.m. Introduction of Program – MLK Center

8:30 a.m. Welcome by Chief Herman

9:00 a.m. Introduction of Participants 

10:00 a.m. History of the Midland Police Department

11:00 a.m. Life of a Police Officer 

12:00 p.m. Dismissal


Day 2

8:00 a.m. Check – In & Exercise – MLK Center

9:00 a.m. Tour of the City of Midland Police Department 

10:00 a.m. Tour of Municipal Court 

11:00 a.m. Tour of the Range 

12:00 p.m. Dismissal


Day 3

8:00 a.m. Check – In & Exercise – MLK Center

9:00 a.m. Driving Course 

10:00 a.m. Walk through Mobile Substation and (DT)

11:00 a.m. K-9 Demonstration ***Strange Safety*** 

12:00 p.m. Dismissal


Day 4

8:00 a.m. Check – In & Exercise – MLK Center

9:00 a.m. SWAT 

10:00 a.m. Tour of County Jail 

11:00 a.m. Tour of Culver Detention          

12:00 p.m. Dismissal


Day 5

8:00 a.m. Check –In & Exercise – MLK Center

9:00 a.m. Physical Training (workout) ***Obstacle Course***

11:00 a.m. Guest Speaker and Graduation

12:00 p.m. Dismissal

*Any transportation is provided by the Midland YMCA