The Highland Park Police Department invites Highland Park/Highwood residents between the ages of 9 and 14 to join the Junior Police Academy*. The free, interactive program takes place August 6 through August 10, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 12 PM at the Highland Park Police Department,1677 Old Deerfield Road.
“The Junior Police Academy builds partnerships and trust with the youth of our community,” says Police Chief Lou Jogmen. “It is a safe, comfortable environment for youth to not only learn first-hand about law enforcement, but also interact with police officers in a positive setting and experience the very real day-to-day duties and decisions of officers. It is also a very fun experience for kids and something our officers look forward to participating in each year.”
The Junior Police Academy will cover an array of topics including a K9 presentation, traffic stops, crime scene evidence, building searches, and fingerprinting. An emphasis is placed on each child’s role in maintaining the quality of our community. All graduates will receive a Junior Police Academy t-shirt and diploma.
The Academy is limited to 25 participants on a first come, first served basis. All applications, available at www.cityhpil.com/JPA, must be submitted to the Highland Park Police Department at 1677 Old Deerfield Road by June 30, 2018.
For more information, contact Detective Hernandez at 847.926.1123.
*High school students are not eligible to participate.