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Junior Police Academy Applications Available

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, 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.