The American Legion Department of Indiana is proud to announce that the Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2018 class.

The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy, which is a partnership between the Indiana Troopers Youth Services and The American Legion Dept. of Indiana, provides first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. The program also affords these highly motivated young people an opportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice.

If this program changes one life, keeps one at-risk youth off the streets and out of a body bag if it redirects one Hoosier youth life from negative to positive, we believe it’s worth it,” said Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy Chairman Mark Gullion.

The 2018 Academy will be limited to the first 50 registered applicants. Registration is open to boys and girls currently in grades 9 thru 12. The registration/sponsorship fee is $300.00 per Cadet. This fee, which may be paid by a Post, District or by donation, is payable to the Department of Indiana no later than June 1, 2018.

The 2018 Academy will take place on the campus of the University of Indianapolis (UI), July 15th thru 20th, 2018. Please visit the website for more registration information and form or contact Sgt. Danielle Elwood Henderson at (317) 450-8720 for information.

The American Legion is comprised of more than 77,000 military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and has been active within Indiana since 1919. The Indiana American Legion has represented veterans from every major conflict since World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan within its membership.

If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana Legion Communications Director Tim Sproles at 317-403-6266 or by email at

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