Junior Police Academy

JPA-logoThe Voorhees Police Department is proud to host Voorhees youth every summer for a week as part of our Junior Police Academy program. Kids between the ages of 12-17 will report to our Police Administration Building for several hours a day during a five day period. During their time with our agency, the children will participate in drill and ceremony (marching), physical fitness training by certified police academy fitness instructors, hands-on patrol tactics training through mock scenarios and car stops, and a demonstration from our K-9 Unit. During the week the children will also receive a tour of the Juvenile Detention Center and will see demonstrations from various special units including the crime scene unit.

The capacity for each program is limited to 25 participants. The selection process includes checks with family, neighbors, and schools to ensure the candidates will be a positive addition to the learning environment for other students and will not have an issue with following directions in a para-military style academy experience. All uniform requirements must be followed.  Failure to follow Junior Police Academy rules or instructor directions will result in the child being dismissed from the program.  The Junior Police Academy strives to educate kids on what it is really like to go through a police academy. It is meant for youth who are considering a career in law enforcement.  Children who have not already participated in the program will be given preference.

The dates of the 2018 Junior Police Academy will be posted to this page as we get closer.  At that point, applications may be submitted online.

 

 

Junior Police Academy Form (online submission):

The application period ended on 6/25.

 

Junior Police Academy Documents:

(Forms to be completed if notified of acceptance into the program)

Voorhees Junior Police Academy Permission and Authorization Form

Voorhees Junior Police Academy Medical Information and Waiver Form