This program runs June 27th through July 1st, from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM, at the Sheboygan Police Department.
Taught by School Resource Officers, the Junior Police Academy Program is designed to build partnerships with pre-teen and adolescent students, motivating them to be responsible, involved citizens. This is accomplished by transforming the role of the instructor from “police officer” to “mentor.” The JPA is open to all middle school students (6th-8th Grade) who live or go to school in the Sheboygan Area School District (public or private).
Young people often do not understand what police officers do, or why they do it. Unfortunately, many students view the police officer only in the role of “enforcer.” The Junior Police Academy is designed to take the mystery out of law enforcement and provide a comfortable setting which allows officers and students to interact in an environment free from enforcement. It provides an opportunity for officers and students to see each other as people, rather than as adversaries.
For more information on the program or to register, visit http://sheboyganpd.wpengine.com/divisions/junior-police-academy/.