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Juneau Police Department

Junior Police Academy

For Juneau youth entering 6th and 7th grades

(Click Here for a Copy of the Flyer)

** No Junior Police Academy sessions currently scheduled **

New dates are to be determined

Click Here for a Junior Police Academy application. 

Cadet applicants must submit their most recent report card and have no history of assaults or weapons violations.  Applications can be turned in to the Juneau Police Department front desk during business hours.

The Junior Police Academy is a summer program designed for 6th and 7th grade youth to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of law enforcement.  Participants will be referred to as "cadets" throughout the academy. 

Cadets will be guided through a variety of hands-on experiences ranging from crime scene investigation to the safe handling of firearms.  Cadet shirt, cap, and notebook will be issued to each cadet for use.  Uniforms are required and will consist of the cadet shirt, blue jeans without holes or tears with a belt, and active footwear (for example, tennis shoes).

Session dates are as follows:

Preference will be given to first time attendees on a first come/first served basis.


Session 1:       TBD          8:00 a.m. - Noon

                       TBD          8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Session 2:       TBD           8:00 a.m. - Noon

                       TBD           8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Location:        Juneau Police Department

                              6255 Alaway Avenue


Fee:               $25.00-payable upon applicant selection    

                      (scholarships available)


If selected for the Academy, the $25.00 fee will be collected at the parent-cadet orientation on the first day of the session.  If a scholarship was requested, the parent will be notified of the award.

Rules of cadet conduct and expectations

  1. Must maintain a positive attitude and be respectful at all times
  2. No put-downs
  3. No profanity
  4. Must wear cadet uniform each day: blue jeans with belt, tucked t-shirt and cap (provided)
  5. 100% attendance
  6. Must participate in all activities
  7. Must be on time for all activities
  8. Academy staff must be notified by phone if a cadet is ill or not able to attend any session
  9. Must pledge to remain drug, alcohol, and violence - free

Parents will be invited to meet with the Junior Police Academy instructors and by applying, agree to commit their son or daughter to attend all portions of the academy session.  While the academy is in session, it will be treated as a “closed campus;” cadets will not be allowed to leave before the instruction and activities have concluded.  

Family is invited to the graduation ceremony and barbecue lunch provided on the final day of each session.   The graduation ceremony begins at noon.


For any questions or clarifications regarding the Junior Police Academy, contact Officer VanSickle or Officer Hieb at 586-0600.

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