The Dallas Junior Police Academy began in 2010 with one basic class of thirteen students. Since that time, over 1,478 students from all over the Dallas area ranging from grades 4th through 12th have been able to experience a day in the life of a Dallas Police Recruit Officer. The students experience riding in a police vehicle, physical training, and learning about the law enforcement profession from highly trained presenters in their field.
The Dallas Junior Police Academy encourages students to make better choices and would not be the tremendous success it has become without our incredible Dallas Police Department employees, Dallas Police Reserve officers, Law Enforcement Explorers and Advisors, Citizen Offering Police Support Volunteers, J.P. Morgan Chase volunteers, AmeriCorps, VISTAs and the numerous civilian volunteers that sacrifice their time to provide leadership and to be positive role models for our students. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to our students! We couldn’t do it without you!