Teen Police Cadets is a career oriented program that gives young adults between the ages of 12 and 17 the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with a local law enforcement agency. The Forest Park Police Department holds an annual academy each summer between June and July. Participants meet at the Forest Park Police Department once a week from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The weekly classes cover such topics as Drug Awareness, Gangs, Traffic Law, Criminal Law, Police Ethics and Peer Pressure. At the conclusion of the academy all participants receive a certificate of achievement.