Rockford Police Announce Youth & Junior Police Academies

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Rockford Police Department have announced they will again be partnering with area agencies to sponsor the Youth and Junior Police Academies in Rockford.

The academies are for any youth who has an interest in learning about law enforcement in the community, an interest in learning how to be an asset to your neighborhood, a willingness to learn and have a positive attitude, but most importantly have fun.

The Academy is designed to introduce students to the law enforcement community in a variety of fun, interesting, and civic minded ways. “Youth Cadets” will learn from and participate in various demonstrations of law enforcement units, designed to enhance student understanding of the law enforcement role in Public Safety.

The Youth Academies are a combination of strong cooperative policing with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, the Rockford Park District Police Department and the Winnebago County Juvenile Probation Department. All three agencies have had an ongoing partnership for several years, supporting our youth and offering them the opportunity to view law enforcement and their daily work”.

Junior Police Academy Dates and Locations:

Session 1
Date: June 16-20, 2014 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Second Congregational United Church
318 North Church St.
Rockford, Il 61101
Age: 13-17 years old

Session 2
Date: August 4-10, 2014 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Heartland Community Church
1280 S. Alpine Rd
Rockford, Il 61108
Age: 13-17 years old

Youth Police Academy Dates and Locations:

Session 1
Date: July 7-11, 2014 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Middle School
520 N. Pierpont Av, Rockford, Il 61101
Age: 13-17 years old

Session 2
Date: July 21-25, 2014 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Patriot’s Gateway Center
615 S. 5th St, Rockford, IL 61104
Age: 13-17 years old
Spots are still available.

For further information on the Youth and Junior Police Academy, including the application forms please go to http://www.rockfordil.gov/police.


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