Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy Update – May 24, 2018


2018-2019 Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program* (YCLEP):

Director:  Bill Feasenmyer (284)

Director Emeritus: Ken Powell (325)

Advisory Consultants: Phil Dunn (180), Brett Reistad (270)

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

* This program was previously called the “Junior Law Cadet Program or JLC” under the National Security Committee

Many legion posts work in conjunction with law enforcement agencies have established programs to introduce high school students to law enforcement and to establish cadet camps. For more information contact Program Director Bill Feasenmyer at (804) 520-9280 Office, (804) 337-8753 Cell Phone or, 


The American Legion Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program Promotional Video Available on LegionTV

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!
Shayne Abrahams Sr.
Assistant Director
Youth Activities
Americanism Division


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The following 2018 Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program (YCLEP) Documents are available:

2018 YCLEP Application: 2018YouthCadetLawEnforcementProgramApplication

2018 Memo From YCLEP Chairman:  Memo From Chairman 2018

2018 YCLEP memotoposts:  Memo to Posts 2018

2018 YCLEP post guidelines:  Post Guidelines 2018


YCLE Videos



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