The Decatur Police Department makes periodic visits to High Schools throughout Macon County in an effort to improve relationships with the area youth and to answer questions regarding careers in Law Enforcement. The Department offers High School Academies in the Spring of every year for those High School students who are at least 17 years of age and express interest in a Law Enforcement career. At the High School Academies, students learn about the requirements necessary to become a police officer, they also learn about various Patrol Officer functions, Detective Bureau functions, Emergency Response Team functions and view a Police K-9 Demonstration. Those student interested have an opportunity, with parental consent, to participate in a ride along with a Decatur Police Officer.

If interested in the high school academy program, please contact Officer Tucker Tool by phone at 217-424-2743, or by E-mail.