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Fall Junior Police Academy


The Decatur Police Department will be hosting the "Junior Police Academy" during the week of September 19-23, 2022.

Classes are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EXCEPT for Friday September 23 when there will be a graduation program from 3pm-4pm for participants and family.

The JPA program is designed to educate and enlighten youth about the functions and duties of their police department. The JPA includes sessions on 911/Communications, Recruitment & Training, Weapons & Equipment, Use of Force, Traffic Safety & Enforcement, Drug Trends & Dangers, Criminal Investigations, Personal Safety & Crime Prevention and Physical Fitness. Participants will also complete the Family & Friends® CPR course, conduct a traffic survey, complete 911 emergency call and crime scene practical exercises as well as tour the police department and the DeKalb County Jail. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to participants each day. Participants who complete the academy will receive a certificate and a class t-shirt.

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