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OUC Junior Academy

The Office of Unified Communications is proud to announce the launch of its first Junior Academy. This free of cost, five (5) week program aims to familiarize high school students to OUC career opportunities with hopes to onboard participants who have a passion for public safety and serving residents.

The inaugural session for the first Academy cohort launched on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The additional 4 sessions took place on consecutive Thursdays and include:  

  • An overview of 911 and 311 communications and call handling simulations  
  • A question-and-answer session with OUC leadership 
  • A mock CritiCall test, the national pre-employment test for 911 call takers and dispatchers 
  • An overview of MPD Patrol Services/Specialized Policing Units and Station Tour (1D) 
  • A fire command simulation at Engine House 22 
  • A graduation ceremony and certificate of completion 

If you would like to join the OUC Junior Academy, please complete the interest form.  

If you are ready to start your career at OUC, please visit