Translate Our Site

Registration Open for Junior Police Academy

The Junior Police Academy is open to children 10-13 years old and starts July 10th.

The Junior Police Academy is a tuition free, one-week program designed to introduce youth of the community to the Albuquerque Police Department. Our next class is scheduled for July 10th, 2017.

We have room for 50 students.

Students will receive classroom instruction by personnel from many police department divisions including presentations and demonstrations from Crime Scene Investigators, Gangs, Narcotics, K-9, and Bomb Squad.  Gun safety, internet safety, and school safety will also be taught.

The Academy is designed to curtail juvenile delinquency and deviant behavior committed by middle school children.  The annual Albuquerque Police Junior Police Academy seeks to teach an understanding for the law and respect among individuals at a critical age of development.

During training, students are given the opportunity to complete an obstacle course. Students will take to the outdoors to compete against the clock in an attempt to test their agility as they climb stairs, fences, walls, crawl through a window and a culvert, run a short maze and cross a balance beam.

Student Requirements

Male or female school students
Applicants must be at least 10 to 13 years of age
Applicants must be enrolled in school or home schooled
Applicants must possess a positive attitude
Applicants shall not have a behavioral problem or criminal history     

Applicants must pass a background check conducted by the Albuquerque Police Dept. 
It is preferred applicants be a resident of Albuquerque

*We will only be accepting first time students. If your child has participated in a previous Junior Police Academy, they will not be eligible to participate in this year’s class.

You may print our application online or pick one up at the APD Police Academy.  All applications have to be returned/dropped off in person to the class coordinator at the Albuquerque Police Academy. Students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.


Next Session

July 10th through July 14th, 2017 from 8AM to 4PM Daily

Albuquerque Police Academy
5412 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Phone: (505) 343-5000

Class Coordinator
Anna Ericksen
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (505) 343-5046

Upon successful completion of the Junior Police Academy, participants attend a graduation ceremony and are awarded a certificate bearing a replica of the JPA Police Academy logo.