For teens curious about the world of law enforcement, the Conyers Police Department is again offering the Junior Police Academy, a free, educational opportunity for people ages 14-17.
The CPD Junior Police Academy will offer the two-week academy July 8 - 20 culminating with graduation and a cookout on Saturday, July 20. The daily sessions will occur from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and take place in the Conyers Police Department training room at 1194 Scott Street. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will assist with a tour of the Rockdale County Jail.
There is no cost for students to participate in the Junior Police Academy. The academy is limited to the first 20 applicants that meet the requirements of being between the ages of 14-17. You do not have to be a resident of Rockdale County.
“We have found that the law enforcement field is one that fascinates young people,” said Chief of Police Gene Wilson. “The knowledge they can soak up firsthand from our officers, Explorer Unit and graduates of the Citizen Police Academy who are volunteering for the Junior Police Academy may be the key to introducing them to a career in law enforcement.”
Academy participants will learn about the various divisions of the CPD, learn self-defense techniques and identify fingerprints in a mock crime scene.
For more information, contact Sgt. Peggy Dunn at 678-374-5603 to request an application. Applications are due by July 3, 2013. Visit the Conyers Police Department website at www.conyerspolice.com.