Junior Police Academy
The Junior Police Academy (JPA) is a branch of the Citizens' Police Academy. The junior academy is designed to help educate youth in the community on police procedures and activities.
Some of the topics discussed are traffic stops, drug education, K-9 program, non-shooting firearms, and taser use. Detective Melanie Sheets is the JPA coordinator. For more information about the program contact Detective Melanie Sheets at 219.462.2135 by email at or by logging onto www.facebook.com/ValparaisoJuniorPoliceAcademy for additional information. To be eligible for the academy you must be a Porter County high school student.
Now Accepting Applications
Applications Available at Police Department
The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking high school students that represent good citizenship and have an interest in a law enforcement career. The department is sponsoring their annual Junior Police Academy.
The Jr. Police Academy consists of ten, two hour classes beginning in April each year (4 p.m. on designated days). The academy is designed for high school students to meet officers and learn about the day to day activities of the Valparaiso Police Department. Some of the topics presented include; traffic enforcement and traffic crashes; crimes against young people; physical tactics; K-9 and SWAT education and teen drug use.
Space is limited and applications are available at the Valparaiso Police Department located at 355 S Washington St. All applications must be completed, including a signature from a parent, and return to the Valparaiso Police Department. Contact Academic Coordinator Chris Allison at 462-2135 by email at or by logging onto www.facebook.com/ValparaisoJuniorPoliceAcademy for additional information. To be eligible for the academy you must be a Porter County high school student.