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 thirteen classes, on designated days. High school juniors and seniors are eligible to attend the course, (please junior and seniors only). Students 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Applications must be returned to the Valparaiso Police Department by Friday March 18th at 6:00 p.m. Applications are also available at Valparaiso High School (see Lt. Blakley).