Conyers-The Conyers Police Department (CPD) is offering a free, educational opportunity and glimpse into the world of law enforcement for young people ages 14 to 17 by conducting the Junior Police Academy.
The CPD Junior Police Academy will offer the two-week academy July 6 to 17 culminating with graduation on Saturday, July 18. The daily sessions are 5 to 8 p.m. and take place in the CPD training room at 1194 Scott Street.
There is no cost for students to participate in the Junior Police Academy. The academy is limited to the first 20 applicants that meet requirements and are between the ages 14 to 17. You do not have to be a resident of Rockdale County.
“We hope that the law enforcement field is one that continues to fascinate young people,” said CPD Chief of Police Gene Wilson. “The knowledge they can soak up firsthand from our officers, Explorer Unit and Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) may be the key to introducing them to a career in law enforcement.”
Academy participants will have contact with the various divisions of the CPD, learn about gang violence, bullying, teen traffic laws, and master fingerprint techniques. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will assist with a tour of the Rockdale County Jail. The Junior Police Academy can also be a great introduction and way into the Explorer Program here at CPD.
For more information, contact Sergeant Peggy Franklin at 678-374-5603. Applications are available on the CPD website www.conyerspolice.com.