High School Students Wanted for Jr. Police Academy

valpopoliceApplications Available at Police Department

The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking high school students that represent good citizenship and have an interest in a law enforcement career. The department is sponsoring their annual Junior Police Academy.

The Jr. Police Academy consists of twelve, two hour classes beginning at 4 p.m. on designated days. The program is scheduled to begin on April 1st and limited space is available. The academy is designed for high school students to meet officers and learn about the day to day activities of the Valparaiso Police Department. Some of the topics presented include; traffic enforcement and traffic crashes; crimes against young people; physical tactics; K-9 and SWAT education and teen drug use.

Space is limited and applications are available at the Valparaiso Police Department located at 355 S Washington St. All applications must be completed, including a signature from a parent, and return to the Valparaiso Police Department. Additional information about the academy can be found on the department’s website at www.valparaisopolice.org (Community Relations Division Page) or by contacting the Academy Coordinator Chris Allison at 462-2135 or by email at callison@valpopd.com. Additional information is also available on Junior Academy’s Facebook page. To be eligible for the academy you must be a Porter County high school student.