VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking high school students who demonstrate good citizenship and have an interest in a law enforcement career to take part in the department's annual Junior Police Academy.
The Junior Police Academy consists of 10, two-hour classes beginning at 4 p.m. on designated days. 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 include traffic enforcement and 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 returned to the Valparaiso Police Department by March 27. Additional information about the academy can be found on the department’s website at www.valparaisopolice.org (Community Relations Division Page) or by contacting Academy Coordinator Chris Allison at (219) 462-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be eligible for the academy, teens must be a Porter County high school student.