Community Outreach

Mecosta County Youth Academy

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office and the Big Rapids Police Department are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Mecosta County Youth Academy. 

The Mecosta County Youth Academy is a one-week program open to boys and girls, ages 12-14.  It will be held from July 18-22, 2022. During the academy, 16 students will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of first responders in our area. 

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Physical Fitness
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Firearms Safety
  • First aid
  • Fire Safety

Students will learn from instructors from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office, the Big Rapids Police Department, the Michigan State Department of Natural Resources, the Big Rapids City Fire Department, and MANY MORE!

If you are interested in applying to be a part of this exciting academy click HERE.

If you have any questions,  contact Officer William Sell at 231-527-0005 or email him at  Space is limited so act fast!