2022 Waco Police Department Junior Police Academy (JPA)

May 31 - June 9, 2022: Registration is Open

The Waco Police Department is looking for young adults who have a desire to one day becoming part of the Honored Blue Line.  If you have an interest in a career in the criminal justice field and are in high school, the 2022 Waco Police Junior Police Academy is for you!  During your two weeks you will meet and train with officers in various fields within the law enforcement profession.  Topics covered will range from training with SWAT officers, ROPES course, K-9 demos, team building events and more.

2022 Background Check Permission

Who is eligible?

- Applicants who will be attending high school grades 9th thru 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.

Deadline to turn in application and parent consent forms is Friday, May 6th at 5 pm.

Completed forms can be turned in at or mailed to:
Waco Police Department
Community Outreach and Support Unit
3115 Pine Avenue
Waco, Texas 76708

Questions or additional information please contact:

Officer Sofie Martinez                                              Nora Almanza
JPA Coordinator                                                      JPA Administrative Assistant
Phone (254) 750-1760                       or                  Phone (254) 750-1761
sofiem@wacotx.gov                                                Noralbaa@wacotx.gov

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.

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