Success Prep Academy Partners with Tuscaloosa Police Department for TAPS!
T.A.P.S. (Teen and Police Service Academy) is a program geared towards improving community relations with the local police department. Originally started in Houston, Texas, the program has spread nationwide and has been successful in fostering police-teen relationships with the hopes of reducing community violence. Success Prep students partner with police people from the local Tuscaloosa Police Department and participate in weekly workshops on topics ranging from conflict resolution to teen dating violence. The program culminates with a graduation as a way of honoring and acknowledging the prowess of the students.
The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.