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Johnson City police seek teen applicants for Junior Police Academy

Contributed • Apr 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The Johnson City Police Department is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Department’s Junior Police Academy. The Academy will be geared toward area youth, both males and females between the ages of 15 and 18. The Academy will be held at the Johnson City Police Department Training Grounds during the week of July 7-July 11, 2014.

The program will focus on youth and young adults who have an interest in the law enforcement profession. It has been designed to take the mystery out of police procedures and policies while informing and educating the cadets involved toward police officers and their role in society. The cadets will attend a 40-hour course climaxing in a team-oriented competition that involves skills, knowledge, and abilities they have learned through interesting and knowledgeable instruction.

During their week of instruction, the cadets will experience what it is like to go through a real police academy and, although not as comprehensive or demanding, the cadets will learn the same skills. It will also aid in adding potential participants to the Johnson City Police Department’s Explorer Program.

The Junior Police Academy is a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity for a hands-on learning experience for young people in topics such as crime scene investigations, traffic stops, DUI enforcement, and police use-of-force, as well as learning about the Johnson City Police Department’s Explorer Program.

Anyone interested in participating in this academy can contact Officer Jaeda Burkey through Johnson City Police Department’s Records Division (423) 434-6125, Glenda Aschenback at (423) 434-6122, or come by the Records Division to pick-up an application. Deadline for applications will be June 20, 2014. Each class is limited to 25 students.

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