The camp is set to take place at Camp Lincoln located
1301 North MacArthur, Springfield, Illinois, from June 21-26, 2020.
Dozens of aspiring teens from across Illinois will discover career
opportunities through training with police and military. The primary
purpose of the ALYPC is to establish an interactive and positive
relationship between Illinois teens and law enforcement officers.
The week-long residency camp is structured to promote educational
and learning opportunities for youth ages 15-17 in the areas of law
enforcement, military, leadership, cultural diversity, personal
development, physical fitness, social and interpersonal skills.
American Legion volunteers and ISP Troopers are assigned to manage
the program and serve as instructors and mentors. Many of the Legion
and ISP volunteers are former graduates of the program.
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The American Legion Youth Police Program gives Cadets the
opportunity to learn the core values that are instilled in law enforcement and
The ALYPC Cadets will be honored at a graduation ceremony on June
26, and will receive a graduation certificate. The American Legion will
accept applications until noon, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Teenagers 15-17 are
encouraged to apply and attend the 2020 ALYPC for an enriching experience.
For more information about the ALYPC, please contact Safety Law and Order
Chairman Delmar Buske at (217) 556-9555, or Illinois State Police Sergeant Daron
Barge via email at Daron. Barge@illinois.gov.
Camp applications are available online at: