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Junior Police Academy

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What Is It?

The Junior Police Academy is a week long program designed to reach out to area youth and inspire good citizenship through criminal justice education. It consists of a series of classes and discussions from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.

The classes will provide insight into various aspects of law enforcement. It is an educational program that allows youth the opportunity to develop a relationship with the police department. This program also allows the participant a unique “hands-on” opportunity in a variety of law enforcement tasks and responsibilities. There will also be guest speakers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.


  • To encourage young citizens to be partners in building safer schools and communities.
  • To develop a relationships between youth and police in order to establish a safer community.

Who Can Attend?

Area youth currently enrolled in fifth through eighth grades. Applicants must not have been arrested or referred to Juvenile Probation for felony crimes.

Graduation Requirements

Must attend at least 80 % of the week long course and must comply with the agreed upon Code of Conduct.

For more information or to apply, call:

Freeport Police Department (815)235-8222.

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Freeport City Hall
314 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203