The Chief of Police “We wanted students and officers to interact in a positive, educational setting.

The Junior Police Academy provided a place for us to do that.
“Our students are curious about how a police department works and our officers are excited to be sharing something that they love. Together they talk, they laugh and they get a chance to learn from one another. JPA alows officers and students to see each other as people rather than enemies. “I see officers in the stands at football games and students jumping out of the seats to say “Hi!” That type of understanding goes a long way towards ensuring a safer school and community.
CHIEF PATRICK FULLER & CADETS AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT

The students may not see it, but I do and so does the schools administration -- the Junior Police Academy works.”

Chief Patrick Fuller, Austin Independent School District Police Department

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PRINCIPAL PATRICIA LYLE & CADETS LAMAR MIDDLE SCHOOL AUSTIN, TEXAS

The Principal
“The Junior Police Academy is one of those programs that gets students excited. When they are excited, they come to school and stay involved. It gives us an opportunity to do our job and our SRO can truly be a mentor.
“The students who have taken JPA have developed a relationship with our school resource officer that makes them feel comfortable going to the officer if there is a problem. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the students talking to our SRO after school. JPA has helped build trust and respect.

“I think JPA needs to be in every middle school. I encourage all my peers to adopt the program.”
Patricia Lyle, Lamar Middle School, Austin, Texas
2000 2001 Texas State Middle School Principal of the Year (National Association of Secondary School Principals) Principal of the Year Finalist (N.A.S.S.P.)

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OFFICER BEVERLY FRESHOUR & CADETS AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT

The School Resource Officer
“JPA is instrumental in changing the negative perceptions students have about police officers.”
“The program provides an informal environment, where students feel safe approaching an officer without feeling intimidated.” Officer Beverly Freshour, Lamar Middle School Austin Independent School District Police Department What other officers are saying... "The kids take home an incredible memory that will always be associated with the field of law enforcement." Officers Jim Adams - Hanford, California “When you stand before a group of kids and speak about something you're passionate about, kids respond.” Officer James Taylor, Goshen Police Department, Ohio "JPA helps kids develop a healthy outlook towards their community." Officer John Clapp - White Settlement, Texas "Embraced as a cherished part of its school curriculum, the program bridges the tremendous gap between today's youth and law enforcement officers." Chief Thomas Clemons - Wrangell, Alaska

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(L TO R) OFFICER JAMES ADAMS, OFFICER JAMES TAYLOR, OFFICER SUZANNE D’AMBROSE, CHIEF THOMAS CLEMONS, OFFICER JOHN CLAPP, OFFICER DAREN MATTESON, CHIEF PATRICK FULLER, MIKE MILLER, KELLY LECONTE NOT PICTURED: OFFICER MITCHELL GARCIA, SGT. THOMAS LONG & OFFICER CORY HUGHSTON

The Leadership
The Junior Police Academy is privileged to work with a gifted and enthusiastic National Advisory Council.
With their support, the Junior Police Academy’s educational materials now reach into every state, with nearly two hundred schools and police departments choosing JPA as their core youth program. While each of these accomplished professionals brings their unique talents to our program, their motives for participating can best be summerized by our newest addition to the Council, School Administrator Mike Miller: “Caring about the kids can have a waterfall effect. First you help the young people, then the parents see the police officer as something more than a cop -- before long the whole community is a better place.”

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Letter from the Director

Greetings! Benefiting from the success of community policing, JPA has helped transform the traditional role of the police officer into one of mentor and friend, while encouraging our young citizens to be partners, not adversaries, in building safer schools and communities. JPA uses the format of a police academy to train the community leaders of tomorrow – young people instilled with an appreciation for law enforcement and their role in society.
KELLY LECONTE

A proven success in communities across the country -- JPA provides affordable programming resources that are simple to use and easy to adapt to your educational setting.

Varied Program Settings The program is available to schools and police departments in three distinct educational settings: Junior Police Academy Classroom (a full semester course for middle school & high school students) Junior Police Academy After School (an after-school program meeting once a week for 5 to 12 weeks) Junior Police Academy Summer Camp (a one-to-two week program offered in a camp setting) The Junior Police Academy Program Kit provides all the materials you will need to conduct any or all of our three programs. Choose the one that best suits your interests. Depending on your local resources and needs, we have fashioned a program to fit your community.

JPA DIRECTOR KELLY LECONTE RECEIVES A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM CHIEF C.O. BRADFORD (HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT) AFTER ADDRESSING HOUSTON’S GRADUATING JPA CADETS (CLASS #8).

The materials in this publication and on our website (JuniorPoliceAcademy.org) provide a detailed summary of the program; however if you have any questions, do not hesitate to call. We welcome the opportunity to answer any of your questions about the program. Good luck in your efforts! Kelly LeConte JPA Director

Junior Police Academy 1114 West 7th, Suite 3 Austin, Texas 78703 Phone 1-512-476-0336 Fax 1-888-831-1042 E-mail: kleconte@JuniorPoliceAcademy.org

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The JPA Program Kit
The Junior Police Academy Program Kit provides all the programming resources needed for hosting a program in your community. The JPA Program Kit includes: 1. INSTRUCTOR WORKBOOK Completely updated and expanded Instructor Workbook includes educational units, innovative cadet activities, video units and quizzes. 2. CADET HANDOUTS (MASTER COPY) Provides cadets an easy to follow overview of each lesson. 3. INSTRUCTOR SPORT SHIRT 4. JPA VIDEOS 5. JPA LEADERSHIP GUIDE Sharing the Junior Police Academy's unique approach to youth programming, Includes: • Program Schedules • Legal Release Forms • Student Applications • Sample Behavior Contract • Medical Release Form • Legal Liability Release Forms • Cadet Screening • Application Forms 6. SIX STEPS TO A BADGE Publication offers valuable advice for starting in a rewarding career. KIT FEATURES: EASY TO USE INSTRUCTOR WORKBOOK The newly updated Instructor guide makes preparing and teaching JPA easy for busy SRO officers. INNOVATIVE CADET ACTIVITIES Take your cadets to the frontlines in the search for justice and public safety with exciting and engaging cadet activities. VIDEOS TAKE YOU BEHIND THE LINES Videos for both Instructors and cadets, our products will take you from the classroom to the streets. LEARN FROM EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAM LEADERS A virtual how-to guide to building a successful JPA in your community, our “Leadership Guide” & CD-Rom features law enforcers and educators who have pioneered our program across the country. NEW ANTI-TERRORISM UNITS Completely revised in 2002, the program materials include a special section on terrorism in America and law enforcement’s ongoing efforts to ensure public safety.

JPA PROGRAM KIT $595.00
TO ORDER, CALL 512-476-0336 OR VISIT JUNIORPOLICEACADEMY.ORG

The JPA Cadet Kit

Build group unity and reward excellence with the Junior Police Academy Cadet Kit! JPA T-SHIRT The fastest way to a student’s heart is with a JPA T-shirt. It’s also a great way for young people to tell the rest of the community about their involvement in the JPA program. Available in three adult sizes: S/M/L/XL, 50/50 cotton blend. PATCH Three inch, multicolored patch is c u s t o m embroidered with JPA's distinctive logo. GRADUATION CERTIFICATE JPA Wall Certificate is a perfect way to award student achievement. NECKLACE PEN This pen is ideal for cadets to wear and use while in class. STICKER Gives cadets a way to display their involvement and support of JPA. CADET HANDBOOK The complete set of Cadet Handouts in a JPA Cadet 3ring binder.

JPA CADET KIT $29.95
TO ORDER, CALL 512-476-0336 OR VISIT JUNIORPOLICEACADEMY.ORG

An innovative collection of educational materials, JPA's “Youth Outreach Kit” includes “JPA Across America Interactive CD-ROM” and cadet publication, “How to be One of the Good Guys”. “JPA Across America Interactive CD Rom” focuses on exceptional individuals whose achievements in the Junior Police Academy provide inspiration and direction for anyone concerned with youth programming. “How to be One of the Good Guys” is a full-color publication detailing the steps required to earn a badge. The booklet takes young people through the academy and on to the streets for an up close look at the skills needed to enforce the law.

CADET BOOKLET

A FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE, INCLUDING: PUBLICATIONS, CD ROM, CADET BOOKLET.

NOTE: The Junior Police Academy has always made a portion of its educational materials free to police departments and schools. To date, JPA has satisfied over 1,700 requests for our “Youth Outreach Kit” from police & sheriff departments and schools.

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