The Junior Police Academy gives middle school students a chance to learn about police work first hand. Cadets are invited to a week-long program at the Fayetteville Police Department and are taught a variety of subjects by officers who use the information in the field daily. Topics include patrol techniques, constitutional rights, traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, defensive tactics and more.
In order to qualify for the program, students must meet the following requirements:
Must be at the middle school level with a minimum “C” GPA
No more than two unexcused absences for the semester
Must not have been arrested or referred to juvenile probation for any felony crime, or have any arrest for crimes of moral turpitude.
If you meet these requirements and are interested in attending, look for the 2019 application in May!
The Fayetteville Police Department is dedicated to helping the youth of our community develop into productive, law-abiding citizens. To that end, officers are available to speak with youth groups or classes on a variety of topics. The goal of these presentations is to encourage positive interaction and understanding between the Police Department and the youth of the community.
If you are interested in having an officer speak to your class or group of youth, please contact the C.A.R.E. Unit at 770-719-4295or online requests for an officer can be made here.