Junior Police Academy

Observe, Learn and Protect

The Junior Police Academy gives inspiring adolescents who are fascinated with becoming a Police Officer the opportunity to join the Moore Police Department for a weeklong adventurous learning experience.

The Academy provides fun, team building challenges, a field trip, and quality time with real-world law enforcement officers. By joining the Junior Police Academy, selectees have the opportunity to become experts on what it means to “OBSERVE, LEARN, AND PROTECT!” 

The Junior Police Academy is for adolescents ages eleven (11) to fourteen (14) years old. Students will be given a Junior Police Academy shirt (worn each day of class), an academy journal, a daily drink & snack, one (1) field trip, and there will be an end of week donut eating competition.

Up to twenty (20) participants will be selected based on the application and essay. Students must have at least a "C" grade point average to be considered. Preference will be given to students who reside within the city limits of Moore, followed by those residing within the Moore Schools geographic boundary. Our goal is to reach as many youth as we can with this program so first time applicants are preferred. Any school student (home, public, virtual, private) is eligible to apply.

Upcoming Academy

When: Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2024

Hours: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Location: Moore Police Department, 117 E. Main Street, Moore, OK 73160

Application deadline: June 14, 2024

Prospective participants, along with a parent/guardian, should complete the application below:

Student Info
Name of Applicant
Home Address
Emergency Contacts
Primary Contact
Secondary Contact
Student Contract

The MPD Junior Police Academy Student must agree to adhere to the following requirements of the program upon acceptance:

Students must be situationally aware and conduct themselves in a safe manner at all times. Unsafe acts or unsafe conditions must be reported to Staff Members as soon as possible.  Students must refrain from entering restricted areas without consent of the instructor(s).

I Agree (initial)

Students represent their families and the Moore Police Department.  The Student shall maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance, with attire and footwear that is appropriate.  The academy shirt and pants is the standard and absolutely NO sandals, flip-flops, or cut-offs/short shorts are allowed.

I Agree (initial)

Students must assume responsibility for their actions and activities and agree to participate in all class assignments & activities.  They must present themselves in a professional way at all times and the use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs of any kind (other than those of which the Academy staff is aware of) is forbidden.

I Agree (initial)

Students shall not use profane, intentionally insulting, degrading language or actions toward any other student, citizen, or member of the Department. Students must be courteous and tactful by using a courteous enthusiastic, open minded, critical approach to the daily events.  Cell phones are to be turned off during the Academy.

I Agree (initial)

I understand a violation of State or local laws and/or program rules shall be cause for immediate removal from the Moore Police Department Junior Police Academy program

I Agree (initial)

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Parent Authorization

In consideration of my child’s participation, I, the undersigned, assume full and complete responsibility for my child’s actions while participating in the activity for which I am registering for. I hereby indemnify and hold harmless the City of Moore, the Moore Police Department and/or its Director, Manager, Coordinators, Employees, Volunteers, Agents, Servants, Officers, elected Officials, and Independent Contractors from any and all claims, actions, demands, costs, liabilities, expenses, or judgement whatsoever which might arise in any manner from my/my child’s use of the Moore Police Department facility or my/my child’s presence on City of Moore property. I understand that there is an inherent risk in participating in any physical activity. The City of Moore and/or the Moore Police Department disclaims any and all responsibility for accidents or injuries occurring during the activity for which I am registering my child. This release and waiver extends to all claims of every kind and nature, whatsoever, foreseen and unforeseen, known or unknown.

I grant the City of Moore and/or the Moore Police Department, its representatives, and employees the right to take photographs of my child and/or property in connection with the activity for which I am registering. I authorize the City of Moore and/or the Moore Police Department to copyright, use, and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree the City of Moore and/or the Moore Police Department may use such photographs of my child with or without their name and for any lawful purpose, including publicity, illustration, advertising, social media, and Web content.

I am the parent or legal guardian of the child registered for this activity and by my signature below, acknowledge that I have read and understand the waiver.

I Agree (initial)

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