Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy

2019-2020 Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program* (YCLEP):

Director:  Bill Feasenmyer (284)

Director Emeritus: Ken Powell (325)

Advisory Consultants: Joyce Miller (180), Deloris Todman (165)

Member: Tommy Powell (130), Richard Ward (75)

PDC Advisor:  Brett Reistad (270)

Since 1989, The Virginia American Legion and the Virginia State Police have conducted a week-long hands-on event for rising high school seniors (male & female) at the VSP Training Academy. Those interested in a law enforcement career get a small glimpse of the varied training a trooper experiences. For more information, contact Program Director Bill Feasenmyer at (804) 520-9280 W, (804) 337-8753 C or

Next Academy: June 14-19 2020

The following Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program (YCLE) documents are available:

YCLE Brochure

YCLE Application

YCLE Memo From Chairman

YCLE Memo to Posts

YCLE Post Guidelines

2019 Virginia Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy Completed

Highlights of the 2019 YCLE Academy in the video below.

The American Legion Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program Promotional Video

The American Legion Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program serves to introduce youth to the field of law enforcement’s  principles, discipline, ethics, physical fitness, and teamwork. Programs are conducted in cooperation with local and state law enforcement agencies, and are typically held during the summer at the various law enforcement facilities.
I am pleased to reintroduce to you our latest Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program resource, a brief promotional video created by our very own Media and Communications Division, and it highlights one of our many outstanding Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Programs.
This video was originally introduced at the 2014 Spring Meetings in April, in an effort to encourage departments to create and adopt a Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program.

Thanks to those departments that currently have a program, and I encourage those remaining departments without a program to develop one, it’s a wonderful opportunity for youth to learn about Law Enforcement!

YCLE Videos

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