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Junior Police Academy


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Monday August 5th Through Friday August 9th from 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
1677 Old Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL 60035


         We are pleased to announce the return of the HPPD Junior Police Academy!  The Academy is open to any student enrolled in a District 112 school that is 9 years or older, or any Highland Park/Highwood resident age 9-14. (High school students are not allowed to participate in the Academy)

         There is no charge to attend the Junior Police Academy! Cadets will be exposed to several different aspects of law enforcement, with a focus on the “why”, rather than the “how”.

Topics include:
K9 Presentations
Crime Scene Evidence
Traffic Stops

All topics of discussion will incorporate decision-making skills, with a focus on developing positive moral character. An emphasis will be placed on each child’s role in maintaining the quality of our community.

Graduates receive a Junior Police Academy T-shirt and Diploma!             
Applications are available at and in the Police Department lobby at 1677 Old Deerfield Road. Contact Detective Duchak at 847.923.1123 with questions.

2024 Junior Police Academy Application-English

The Academy will be limited to no more than 20 participants on a first come first served basis. All applicants will be subject to a background information check.