Junior Police Academy

Applications are now open for the next Junior Police Academy.

The academy will begin on Monday, June 10th thru Thursday, June 20th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. concluding with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Students that are accepted into the academy must attend an orientation meeting on June 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Waco Police Department located at 3115 Pine Avenue. Both student and parent/guardian must attend this orientation to be eligible for the academy.

Deadline to turn in application and parent consent forms is Monday, May 10th, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

JPA Application(PDF, 60KB)

JPA Background Form - must be notarized to turn in.(PDF, 133KB)

Completed forms can be turned in at or mailed to:

Waco Police Department
Community Outreach and Support Unit
3115 Pine Avenue
Waco, Texas 76708

Who is Eligible?

  • Applicants who will be attending high school grades 9th to 12th
  • Must not have any criminal offenses higher than a Class C misdemeanor.
  • Applicants with any misdemeanor higher than a Class C, felony offense and/or on probation or parole are not eligible.

All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check prior to acceptance.

Questions or additional information please contact:

Officer Sofie Martinez
JPA Coordinator
Phone (254) 750-1760

Justice Lade
JPA Administrative Assistant
Phone (254) 750-1761

Disclaimer: Attending the Junior Police Academy will not make you a certified peace officer.

This academy is strictly for high school students to learn about the law enforcement profession.