Open enrollment for Junior Police Academy starts February 27
Round Rock’s youth get an exciting week of real police work during the 2017 Junior Police Academy (JPA). The camp strengthens connections between law enforcement and local youth giving them a chance to see what it’s like to be a police officer over their summer vacation. Online applications accepted via the City of Round Rock website, beginning February 27. First-time participants have priority.
Geared to kids from 8-14 years old, the camp is Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the police department located at 2701 N. Mays Street. School Resource Officers lead the JPA, which is free and open to all students who attend school within the Round Rock ISD boundaries.
The academy’s curriculum includes traffic safety, first aid, anti-alcohol and drug education, handcuffing and self-defense. Students also get a first-hand look inside Patrol and SWAT vehicles, K-9 units, and a fire truck. The academy includes field trips throughout the Central Texas area and concludes with a graduation, which acknowledges their endurance and hard work.
2017 Summer Sessions
June 12-15, 8-9 years old
June 19-22, 10-11 years old
July 10-13, 12-14 years old
July 24-27, 8-9 years old
July 31- Aug. 3, 10-11 years old
Aug. 7-10, 8-9 years old
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Source: City of Round Rock