Youth Advisory Council to Law Enforcement (YACLE)

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The Youth Advisory Council to Law Enforcement (YACLE) provides Colorado Springs' young people with an active role in addressing youth issues. High school juniors and seniors are selected to serve as volunteer representatives of every neighborhood as well as schools in the city. It is the mission of young advocates to advise the chief, reach out to Colorado Springs teens, inform them of existing opportunities and listen to suggestions on what the city can do to improve its youth-oriented efforts. Youth Council members represent young people in their schools and districts. The Council is designed to bring topics of mutual interest to Colorado Springs youth and local law enforcement directly to the attention of Chief Niski and city leaders through open dialogue.

Application Process

The next YACLE will begin in September 2019.  If interested, contact the Program Coordinator or your School Resource Officer for the application deadline. Applications are open to all interested teens residing within the city of Colorado Springs or El Paso County.  To apply, you must:

  • Complete the application and obtain your parent's approval.
  • You must be between 9th and 12th grade or going into 9th grade in the upcoming school year.
  • Must commit to one (1) meeting per month during the school year (September through May).
  • Obtain one letter of recommendation from your school teacher/administrator, coach or School Resource Officer.

To submit your application, click the button below.


Contact Us

YACLE Program Coordinator
Officer Zak Gallegos
School Resource Officer
Colorado Springs Police Department - Stetson Hills Division
4110 Tutt Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Cell: (719) 499-4967

Submit a question or your topics of concern via email to Officer Gallegos.