Getting Started

Cops and kids are a powerful combination. 

Over the past twenty five years, the Junior Police Academy has helped police officers transform this bond of friendship into stronger and safer communities.

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. 

A police officer in a classroom communicates a simple, powerful message to kids: “I am here because I care, and because you are important to this community.”

Leadership materials

Course materials

SWAT: Teamwork and Courage

Det Eric Edson, a veteran of the Sheboygan Police Department, draws upon his years with the SPD’s Emergency Response Team (SWAT) to offer students insights into leadership in life and death situations.  click to open

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Design & Branding

Artwork you are welcome to use for printed materials.

Talk to an Instructor

If you need some informal advice from an officer who has experience in hosting the program, let us know. Anyone on our Board is available by phone to share how they rolled out the program in their community. 

Good luck with your efforts. if I can be of further assistance, please let me know. 

Phillip LeConte, Executive Director

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