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Junior Police Academy

Applications Now Being Accepted!

The Bakersfield Police Department, partnered with the Bakersfield Police Activities League (BPAL), will be hosting four summer Junior Police Academy sessions.

Session #1: Bakersfield Police Activities League, 301 East 4th street. Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Ages 11-13, Session will run from June 11 – July 9, 2018

Session #2: Bridge Church, 12000 Stockdale Hwy. Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00a.m-1200p.m. Ages 11-13, Session will run from June 11- July 9, 2018

Session #3: Bakersfield Police Activities League, 301 East 4th street. Monday and Wednesday, 8:00a.m-12:00p.m. Ages 14- 17, Session will run from July 16 – August 7, 2018

Session #4: Bridge Church, 12000 Stockdale Hwy. Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00a.m-1200p.m. Ages 14 -17, Session will run from July 16 – August 7, 2018

The mission of this Academy is to provide the recruits with a foundation of Law Enforcement, while enhancing their social skills to become more productive students and members of our community. The academy’s focus will be Leadership, Accountability, and Problem Solving.

The academy’s objective is to have a four (4) week session of education and fun through a Police Academy format. The curriculum will include various presentations from guests of law enforcement agencies, hands-on practices and physical training to give the recruits an idea of what is involved in becoming a Police Officer.

The academy will provide snacks and water to the recruits. Each recruit is responsible for their lunch and transportation to and from the Academy.

Enrollment for the Academy will be restricted to fifty (50) recruits per session. Once a recruit is selected he/she must have a proof of physical and be registered as a BPAL member. Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The fifty recruit (50) applicants received will determine who is accepted to this year’s recruit class. Any applicants received after the first (50) will be placed on a waiting list. If any of the first fifty (50) applicants decide not to participate, the waiting list will then be used to fill any opening. The waiting list will also function on a first come, first served basis. Applications can be picked up at the BPAL facility at 301 E. 4th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93307 or downloaded at www.bakersfieldpal.org. All applications must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018 by 3 p.m. at the Bakersfield Police Activities League office.

KGET segment on the Junior Police Academy

( BPD Jr. Police Academy Flyer )