The Junior Police Academy stands on the shoulders of exceptional law enforcement officers at the local level – individuals who bear witness to the power of stepping beyond what is required.
Yes, hosting an educational program for youth is outside the normal duties of a police officer, but that's exactly why the program yields such dramatic results.
Going that extra mile is fertile ground for reaching young people. It's the magic zone where everything communicates a simple, yet powerful message:
“I am here because I care and because you are important to this community”.
An entire generation of young Americans needs to hear those words.
For those of you just starting out, take heart, you are not alone.An extraordinary group of police officers are dedicated to your success. Over the past 20 years, officers from across the country have lent their time and talent to this organization and the development of this program.
They have paved the way for officers like yourself to duplicate their success and make that powerful connection with the youth in your community.
On behalf of everyone at the Junior Police Academy, welcome.
Phillip LeConte, Executive Director