Junior Police Academy

Applications are currently closed for the 2024 Junior Police Academy.

The academy will begin on Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 20th, from 8 a.m. to noon 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. 

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
(254) 750-1760

Justice Lade
JPA Administrative Assistant
(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.