The Champaign Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit hosted a Basic Youth Police Academy June 9-12, 2014. This summer program is designed to provide youth in the Champaign County area, between 12-18 years of age, a clearer understanding of law enforcement practices. The Basic Academy provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to build stronger, more positive relationships while introducing participants to the field of law enforcement. The mock police academy included lectures, role-playing, topical demonstrations and team building exercises. Champaign Police Officers trained the students in Basic Crime Scene Investigation, Conflict Resolution, Specialized Units, Use of Force Principles, Physical Agility Training, Restraint Techniques, Radio Communications, Criminal Investigation Procedures and Advanced Criminal Investigation.