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Junior Police Academy Guide

Junior Police Academy Guide



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Published by PoliceUSA
Guide overview of Junior Police Academy, first started by the American Association of Police Officers.
Guide overview of Junior Police Academy, first started by the American Association of Police Officers.

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Published by: PoliceUSA on Sep 23, 2007
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For the past 15 years, JPA has builta nationwide program based on asimple, yet powerful premise:“The more young people understandabout the functions of public safety,the more they become a powerful part of the solution!”Working together with law enforcers, educators and now parentsvia the internet, JPA has become a powerful voice in thedevelopment of our young citizens.Our program is perhaps best defined by JPA Advisory CouncilMember Officer Mitchell Garcia of the Houston PoliceDepartment:"Young people do not understand what police officers do andwhy they do it. They don't understand the role of law enforcementin a community. But when we take the mystery out of lawenforcement procedures and policies - A young PERSON’Sattitude toward police and their role in society is transformed."Through our nationwide network oflaw enforcement officers,educators and parents JuniorPolice Academy will continue toinspire the young leaders oftomorrow for many years tocome.
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1114 West 7th Street, Suite 2Austin Texas 78703Office 512-476-0336Consumer 866-JPA-KIDS or866-572-5437FAX 888-831-1042Website JuniorPoliceAcademy.org
Director: Kelly LeConte
Over the past four years, JPA DirectorKelly LeConte has meet the demandsof JPA’s rapid growth, as well as thedevelopment of new educationalprogramming. She brings 20 years ofadvertising, marketing and graphicdesign experience to our organization.Kelly is the daughter of JPA’s co-founder, Robert LeConte.
“Together they talk, they laugh andthey get a chance to learn from oneanother. JPA allows officers andstudents to see each other aspeople rather than enemies.”
Chief Patrick Fuller,Austin Independent School District PoliceDepartment,Texas
“The JPA Program bridges thetremendous gap between today'syouth and law enforcement officers.One of my cadets that I would haveleast expected it from had thisremark to make after spending theday with the recruits: ‘I have neverseen human beings with that muchdiscipline and pride in my entirelife’. I couldn’t believe he told methat. JPA is the reason.”
Chief Thomas ClemonsSeward Police Department, Alaska
“I have many graduates who arenow police officers. I’ve hadseveral students who have gonethrough the program and havecome back and said if it wasn't foryour program I would not havegotten through the policeacademy.”
Officer Suzanne D’Ambrose,Law Enforcement Instructor, MonmouthCounty Voc-Tech School, New Jersey
“Our job as police officers is toshow the students that there is abetter way and we provide theresource to do that. We want themto achieve their goals and throughthe JPA we can do that.”
Officer John ClappWhite Settlement Police Department, Texas
The Junior Police Academy enjoys the participation and guidance of a talented National Advisory Council each with years of law enforcement experience and a commitment to education for young people.
Top to bottom:Officer Mitch Garcia, HoustonPolice Academy, TX, Captain TomLong, Herkimer PD, NY, OfficerJamesAdams, Hanford, PD, CA,Officer Mark Dillon, Hanford PD,CA, Deputy Cory Hughston,Victoria County Sheriff’sOffice, TXTop to bottom:Chief Patrick Fuller,Austin Independent School DistrictPolice Department,TexasChief Tom Clemmons, Seward, AK,Officer Suzanne D’Ambrose,Monmouth Cty. Voc Tech, School,NJ, Officer John Clapp, WhiteSettlement, TX,
“The kids that have graduated fromthe JPA have a deep devoted senseof responsibility. They arecommunity oriented. They arechildren who as they become adultswant to make a difference.”
Officer Mitchell GarciaHouston Police Academy, Texas
“Field trips are a big part of our JPAProgram. Let them visit and hearfrom the FBI to the DEA . I havebeen impressed with the agenciesbeing impressed with the JPA. Theagencies are willing to do anythingfor the kids because they arelooking for good citizens.”
Captain Tom Long (retired)Herkimer Police Department, NY
"The kids take home an incrediblememory that will always beassociated with the field of lawenforcement. We get a chance toreally build relationships with thesekids in a non-confrontationalsetting.”
Officers James AdamsHanford Police Department, California
”The friendships that are createdduring JPA are phenomenal. It isvery common to be walking oncampus and have high schoolstudents just come up to you andstart talking. To me, JPA iscommunity oriented policing at itsfinest.”
Officer Mark DillonHanford Police Department, California
“The JPA program brought thestudents together with lawenforcement, not only as mentors,but a true camaraderie. Before, thekids wouldn't look at you and say hi.Now they come up to you and sayhi, how are you doing. It is anentirely different level than we havewitnessed before.”
Deputy Cory HughstonVictoria County Sheriff’s Department, Texas

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