Date of release: June 15, 2018
Applications are still being accepted for the Paducah Police Department’s seventh annual Junior Citizens’ Police Academy, which will be held July 23-27, 2018.
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. It runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, and the participants are provided a t-shirt and lunch each day.
Repeat students are welcome to apply, but new students are given preference. Students from throughout western Kentucky may apply.