Junior Police Academy

Applications for the next Academy will open in April 2024.

The Junior Police Academy will begin in June 2024. Dates will become available soon. 

Students that are accepted into the academy must attend an orientation meeting 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
Phone (254) 750-1760

Nora Almanza
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.