VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking high school students who have an interest in a law enforcement career to take part in the annual Junior Police Academy.
The Junior Police Academy consists of 12 two-hour classes beginning at 4 p.m. on designated days. The program is scheduled to begin on April 1 and limited space is available.
The academy is designed for high school students to meet officers and learn about the day-to-day activities of the Valparaiso Police Department. Some of the topics presented will include traffic enforcement, traffic crashes, crimes against young people, physical tactics, K-9 and SWAT education and teen drug use.
Space is limited and applications are available at the Valparaiso Police Department, 355 S. Washington St.
All applications must be completed, including a signature from a parent, and be returned to the Valparaiso Police Department.
Additional information about the academy can be found on the at www.valparaisopolice.org (Community Relations Division Page) or by contacting the Academy Coordinator Chris Allison at (219) 462-2135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is also available on Junior Academy’s Facebook page. To be eligible for the academy you must be a Porter County high school student.