Natural Resources Police Youth Academy

The Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academies are free one-week programs designed to teach youth about protecting Delaware’s natural resources and nurturing the relationship between law enforcement officers and the community.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police will not hold Youth Academies in 2021, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Look for information on academies for 2022.

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Each participant in the Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Basic Youth Academy will receive both their hunter safety and boating safety certifications.

The Basic Youth Academy is limited to 20 participants. Those who have not already completed a hunter safety course or a boater safety course will be given priority.

Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 15 and must be eligible to participate in a Hunter Safety course.

Applicants must submit a 250-word essay describing why they want to participate in the Academy and what Delaware’s natural resources mean to them.