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POSTPONED FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS

Spring Guardian Academy Participants,

The Buckeye Police Department is taking steps to prevent exposure to COVID-19.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone the upcoming Guardian Academy set to start Wednesday, March 18.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Our hope is to reschedule the start of the 4 week Academy beginning mid- April, but with the COVID-19 situation changing daily, we will be closely monitoring the advice of the professionals before choosing a hard rescheduling date.

Thank you again for your cooperation. This decision has been made for the health and safety of all. 

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Purpose:

Provide education, information, and access to resources that promote and reinforce healthy relationships and communication within families.

Audience:

Any responsible person put in care, control, custody, and GUARDIANship of a child.

  • Parents
  • Guardians
  • Grandparents
  • Coaches
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Caregivers
  • Day Care Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers

Topics Include:

  • Social Media & Internet Safety
  • Bullying & Cyber-Bullying
  • Digital Leadership
  • Current Drug Trends
  • Teen Brain and Development
  • Family Communication Tools
  • Mental & Behavioral Health
  • Suicide Awareness & Prevention
  • Building Child Resiliency
  • Connect with a variety of resources

The Buckeye Police Department is offering a basic knowledge of various situations that life exposes our children to daily and the warning signs of criminal or risky adolescent behavior.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 years of age at the time of the Academy
  • No felony arrests
  • No sex offenders
  • Background checks are conducted on each candidate

Certificate Standards:

  • 100% attendance required for a certificate (no make-ups)

When is the Guardian Academy offered?  The Guardian Academy is offered in the Fall and Spring.   

Spring 2020 Dates:  Wednesday evenings March 18, 25, April 1 and 8, 2020. The Academy registration will open February 1, 2020.  Registration deadline is March 6, 2020.

Fall 2020 Dates:  To be determined.

Fee: FREE.  All that’s required is your commitment to our children.

Class Hours:  6 PM – 8:30 PM (for four nights).  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to sign-in and be seated as we start promptly.  

Location: West-MEC Southwest Campus, 500 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye, AZ 85326. 

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NOTE: The Buckeye Police Department will provide light refreshments each night and a meal on the last evening.

If you are interested in registering, please fill out the Guardian Academy Application online.  You may also print/fill out the Application and email it to guardianacademy@buckeyeaz.gov or drop it off to the Buckeye Police Department at 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 104, Buckeye, AZ  85326.

If you have any questions, please email guardianacademy@buckeyeaz.gov.