JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PROGRAM

WHO: ALL FARNSWORTH, HORACEMANN, AND URBAN STUDENTS

WHEN: THURSDAY EVENINGS 6:00PM-8:30PM

JANUARY 24 – MARCH 14, 2013

WHERE: SHEBOYGAN POLICE DEPARTMENT, 1315 N. 23RD STREET

COST: FREE

Taught by Sheboygan Police Officers Eric Edson and Patrick Leichtnam, and directed at middle school students, the Junior Police Academy is a “mini” police academy for young people. During the program, students will participate in several “hands-on” lessons taught by Officer Edson and other Police Officers, including police operations, traffic stops, defense and arrest tactics, handcuffing, scenario resolutions, crime scene investigations (evidence collection, fingerprinting, crime scene reconstruction), and an overview of the court system (including a mock trial). Students will get a ‘tour’ of the County Jail, and will also hear presentations from representatives of specialized units such as the Drug Unit, Dive Team, K9, and SWAT.

The eight week program is currently scheduled to run Thursday evenings, 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Sheboygan Police Department, beginning January 24th. Cadets will receive a JPA t-shirt, Cadet Handbook, and other JPA accessories. Successful graduates will be able to attend a graduation ceremony where they will receive their JPA Graduation Certificate. Our expectation is that graduates of the program will someday become the community leaders of tomorrow - instilled with an appreciation and respect for law enforcers and their role in society. The goal of the program is simple - to build meaningful partnerships with students, motivating them to be responsible, involved citizens.
Class size is limited, so if you would like your child to be considered for the Academy, please complete the information below as soon as possible. Detach and return the form to school by January 11, 2013. Students selected for the Academy will be notified the following week and will receive additional information at that time. Questions can be directed to Officer Eric Edson at 459-4083, or eric.edson@ci.sheboygan.wi.us.

Still undecided? Here’s what others have said about JPA...
“After each class my daughter comes home spilling with enthusiasm about what she learned and retells everything to my husband and I, and the next day, and the next day. Consequently, my husband and I are learning too!”

“JPA allows officers and students to see each other as people rather than enemies.”

“Thank you so much for police academy. It was like soooooo much fun, like really no lie.”

“When my son was in grade school he never talked much about school; now he really likes going