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The Chief of Police

CHIEF PATRICK FULLER & CADETS
AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
“We wanted students and officers to interact in a DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT

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
The students may
towards ensuring a safer school and community.
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 Texas State Middle School Principal of the Year
(National Association of Secondary School Principals)
2001 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 JPA DIRECTOR KELLY LECONTE RECEIVES
(a one-to-two week program offered in a camp setting) A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM
CHIEF C.O. BRADFORD (HOUSTON POLICE
DEPARTMENT) AFTER ADDRESSING
The Junior Police Academy Program Kit provides all the materials you HOUSTON’S GRADUATING JPA CADETS
(CLASS #8).
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.

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 KIT FEATURES:
all the programming resources needed for
hosting a program in your community. The JPA EASY TO USE INSTRUCTOR
Program Kit includes: WORKBOOK
The newly updated Instructor
1. INSTRUCTOR WORKBOOK guide makes preparing and
Completely updated and expanded Instructor teaching JPA easy for busy SRO
Workbook includes educational units, officers.
innovative cadet activities, video units and
quizzes. INNOVATIVE CADET ACTIVITIES
Take your cadets to the frontlines
2. CADET HANDOUTS (MASTER COPY) in the search for justice and public
Provides cadets an easy to follow overview of safety with exciting and engaging
each lesson. cadet activities.

3. INSTRUCTOR SPORT SHIRT VIDEOS TAKE YOU BEHIND THE
LINES
4. JPA VIDEOS Videos for both Instructors and
cadets, our products will take you
5. JPA LEADERSHIP GUIDE from the classroom to the streets.
Sharing the Junior Police Academy's unique
approach to youth programming, Includes: LEARN FROM EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAM LEADERS
• Program Schedules • Legal Release Forms • A virtual how-to guide to building a successful JPA in
Student Applications • Sample Behavior your community, our “Leadership Guide” & CD-Rom
Contract • Medical Release Form • Legal features law enforcers and educators who have
Liability Release Forms • Cadet Screening • pioneered our program across the country.
Application Forms
NEW ANTI-TERRORISM UNITS
6. SIX STEPS TO A BADGE Completely revised in 2002, the program materials
Publication offers valuable advice for starting include a special section on terrorism in America and
in a rewarding career. 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 GRADUATION CERTIFICATE
with a JPA T-shirt. It’s also a great way for JPA Wall Certificate is a perfect way to
young people to tell the rest of the award student achievement.
community about
their involvement NECKLACE PEN
in the JPA program. This pen is ideal for cadets
Available in three to wear and use while in
adult sizes: class.
S/M/L/XL, 50/50
cotton blend. STICKER
Gives cadets a way to
PATCH display their involvement
Three inch, multi- and support of JPA.
colored patch is
c u s t o m CADET HANDBOOK
embroidered with The complete set of Cadet
JPA's distinctive Handouts in a JPA Cadet 3-
logo. ring 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
A FREE
and direction for anyone concerned with youth
EDUCATIONAL
programming.
RESOURCE,
INCLUDING:
“How to be One of the Good Guys” is a full-color
PUBLICATIONS,
publication detailing the steps required to earn a
CD ROM, CADET
badge. The booklet takes young people through
BOOKLET.
CADET BOOKLET the academy and on to the streets for an up close
look at the skills needed to enforce the law.

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.

FAX Request for Free
Youth Outreach Kit to:
1-888-831-1042

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