Accepting Applications for June 2013 Junior Citizens' Police Academy

Applications will be accepted through close of business Tuesday, June 11, 2013, for the Paducah Police Department’s Second Annual Junior Citizens’ Police Academy.

The JCPA is designed to give young people, ages 13-18, a first-hand look at the inner workings of the police department. It is modeled after the long-standing adult program, which runs on 11 consecutive Thursday nights in the fall.

The JCPA is a five-day, summer camp-style program during which the youth participate in mock crime scene investigations and court proceedings, learn about the department’s specialized units like the bomb squad and SWAT team and participate in mock "traffic stops," among other activities.

The JCPA is free and open to a maximum of 24 participants. The participants are provided a t-shirt and lunch each day.

The JCPA is funded this year by a $2,500 donation from BNSF Railway.

For more information and an application, see the City of Paducah website or contact Officer Chris Bolton at cbolton@paducahky.gov. Applications should be mailed or delivered to the Paducah Police Department, 1400 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001.