When all of my friends dreamed of being doctors or princesses, I was the kid in the corner pretending to be a police officer. I could sing the "Cops" theme song before "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," dancing like a dork all the while. According to my mother, my favorite past time as a little girl would be to go up to any police officer I saw and talk to them, saying "you are the good guys, I can talk to you!"
In order to enroll in the academy, an unsponsored cadet must pay the required tuition by August 8th for a course lasting from September 6, 2016 to April 14, 2017. I'll only be attending part-time because I intend to continue working full-time to help pay for the rest of my living and working expenses. The tuition is $2300
for the course. The remaining expenses of approximately $2000 are books and materials, equipment (belt, gun, uniform, protective pieces, etc), and required medical/psychological testing.
I am hoping you will help me reach my goal of $4500
in preparation for this major change in my life. This not only helps me, but helps you as friends, family, and my community. Any support is appreciated and welcome, so please remember... Help Lauren go BLUE!!