Police Department offers Youth, Junior police academies

Online Staff Report

The Rockford Police Department has announced that again this year it will be partnering with area agencies to sponsor the Youth and Junior police academies in Rockford.

The academies are for any youth who have an interest in learning about law enforcement in the community, an interest in learning how to be an asset to their neighborhood, a willingness to learn and a positive attitude, and most importantly, a desire to have fun.

The academy is designed to introduce students to the law enforcement community in a variety of fun, interesting and civic-minded ways. “Youth Cadets” will learn from and participate in various demonstrations of law enforcement units designed to enhance student understanding of the law enforcement role in public safety.

The youth academies are a combination of strong cooperative policing with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, the Rockford Park District Police Department and the Winnebago County Juvenile Probation Department. All three agencies have had an ongoing partnership for several years, supporting youth and offering them the opportunity to view law enforcement and their daily work.

• Junior Police Academy dates and locations are as follow:

Session 1

Dates: June 16-20 (Monday-Friday)

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Second Congregational United Church, 318 N. Church St., Rockford

Ages: 13-17

Session 2

Dates: Aug. 4-10 (Monday-Friday)

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road, Rockford

Ages: 13-17

 Youth Police Academy dates and locations are as follow:

Session 1

Dates: July 7-11(Monday-Friday)

Time: 1-8 p.m.

Location: Kennedy Middle School, 520 N. Pierpont Ave., Rockford

Ages: 13-17

Session 2

Dates: July 21-25 (Monday-Friday)

Time: 1-8 p.m.

Location: Patriot’s Gateway Center, 615 S. Fifth St., Rockford

Ages: 13-17

Spots are still available. For more about the Youth and Junior police academies, including the application forms, visit http://www.rockfordil.gov/police.

Posted June 11, 2014

One thought on “Police Department offers Youth, Junior police academies

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:52 am
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    Good program. My kid loved it.

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