From Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, April 23: Applications are available for youngsters interested in participating in the Sheriff’s 2015 Youth Public Safety Academy, which lets kids learn about public safety and get to know sheriff’s officers, police officers and firefighters from their communities.

There are six one-week camps, beginning July 6.

“I am excited to once again be able to offer this program for youngsters from communities across the county,” Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian said. “Thanks to our tremendous staff and our public safety partners, YPSA provides a fun-filled and educational environment for children.”

Participants must be 9 to 11 years old. The cadets will be picked up each morning at 8 in their community at a designated location and dropped off at the pickup site at about 2:45 to 3 p.m.

Lunch and snacks are provided. A graduation ceremony is held on the last day of a child’s week, and at least one parent or guardian is required to attend the ceremony and cookout.

The academy is $75 per child, and parents or guardians can apply here. Staff will follow up about regarding payment and supplemental forms.

Information is here.