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 full for 2019 and no longer accepting applications. The JPA is for 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).


Applications for the 2019 Junior Police Academy are now closed.