Members of the second Youth Citizens Police Academy with Officer Loyce Spells, who administers the program. RoundTable photo

Just before the July 22 City Council meeting, the Evanston Police Department and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl honored the eight graduates of the second annual Youth Citizens Police Academy (YCPA), July 15-19: Owen Baker, Jaihon Haynes, Zachary Hunt, Jake Marks, Collin Roberson, Brandon Roberson, Max Roberts and Amani Walker.

 The YCPA is designed to give youth ages 13-17 a working knowledge of the Evanston Police Department and the world of law enforcement. The program is free to Evanston residents.