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Junior Police Academy

The Albuquerque Police Department would like to announce the 2019 APD Junior Police Academy.

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD), in collaboration with the Bernalillo County District Court and the Metropolitan Detention Center will be hosting a Junior Police Academy (JPA).

Date and Location

The JPA will be held August 5-9, 2019 at the Albuquerque Police Department Training Academy, 5412 2nd NW, 87107.

Program Goals

The goal of the JPA is to give youth an honest inside look into the world of Albuquerque’s Finest by utilizing physical training, classroom lectures, hands-on instruction, and field trips.  This enables them to understand and appreciate law enforcement and other aspects of the Criminal Justice System. Their week long experience will make a lasting impression of the dedication and professionalism as they leave as young ambassadors for the men and women of the Albuquerque Police Department. In addition to physical exercise, six (6) values for success in everyday life will be stressed upon our Junior Cadets:  Respect, Pride, Honor, Integrity, Perseverance and Teamwork.


The JPA is now accepting enrolled high school youth between the ages of 14-18. The JPA will accommodate up to 40 youth.  Youth will be accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis, and based on the ability of the parent/guardian(s) to transport (drop-off and pick-up) your teen at the designated camp location each day. 

  • Camp Check-In Time: Between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. (Your teen is not allowed to be dropped off or left unsupervised for any reason prior to check in). 
  • Camp Sign-Out Time:  4:00 p.m. (Your teen is not allowed to be left unsupervised for any reason when the camp has concluded for the day).


If you would like to enroll your teen in APD’s Junior Police Academy please complete the entire registration packet and return to APD Officer Anna Ericksen at [email protected]

Download the Application

Please contact Officer Anna Ericksen at (505) 343-5046 if you have questions about the Junior Police Academy or need additional assistance with completing the forms.  ALL forms must be completed, signed and received by no later than Monday, July 22, 2019. You will receive notification if your child is selected to participate in Junior Police Academy.