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It starts with a police officer and a room full of kids

The Junior Police Academy Leadership Manual walks you through the steps needed to create a program in your community.


Cadet Commencement

Forget “Pomp and Circumstance.” The theme song at one graduation at West Austin’s Murchison Middle School was the theme from the police show “Cops” beginning with the familiar “Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when they come for you?”

That’s because the students who walked across the state at this May 28 event weren’t seniors. They were cadets from the school’s Junior Police Academy, a national program created to “motivate young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement education.”

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Austin City Council

Austin City Council honors Junior Police Academy instructors at council meeting in Austin, Texas. 

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