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For the past 15 years, JPA has built

a nationwide program based on a


simple, yet powerful premise:

“The more young people understand


about the functions of public safety,
M ISS IO N ST ATEM E NT
the more they become a powerful part of the solution!”
I NSPI R I NG YO UN G PEO PLE TO
GO O D CI TI Z ENSHI P THR O U GH
Working together with law enforcers, educators and now parents AN AP PR ECI ATI O N O F THE
via the internet, JPA has become a powerful voice in the R O LE O F LAW E NFO R CEMEN T
IN A MER I CA .
development of our young citizens.

Our program is perhaps best defined by JPA Advisory Council


Member Officer Mitchell Garcia of the Houston Police
Department:

"Young people do not understand what police officers do and


why they do it. They don't understand the role of law enforcement
in a community. But when we take the mystery out of law
enforcement procedures and policies - A young PERSON’ S
attitude toward police and their role in society is transformed."

Through our nationwide network of Contact Information


law enforcement officers,
1114 West 7th Street, Suite 2
educators and parents — Junior Austin Texas 78703
Police Academy will continue to Office 512-476-0336
Consumer 866-JPA-KIDS or
inspire the young leaders of 866-572-5437
tomorrow for many years to FAX 888-831-1042
Website JuniorPoliceAcademy.org
come.
Director: Kelly LeConte
Over the past four years, JPA Director
Kelly LeConte has meet the demands
of JPA’ s rapid growth, as well as the
development of new educational
programming. She brings 20 years of
advertising, marketing and graphic
design experience to our organization.
Kelly is the daughter of JPA’s co-
founder, Robert LeConte.
N ATIO N AL AD VI SOR Y COU NCIL

The Junior Police Academy enjoys the participation and guidance of a talented National Advisory Council –
each with years of law enforcement experience and a commitment to education for young people.

“Together they talk, they laugh and “The kids that have graduated from
they get a chance to learn from one the JPA have a deep devoted sense
another. JPA allows officers and o f re s p o n s ib i l ity . T h e y a re
students to see each other as community oriented. They are
people rather than enemies.” children who as they becom e adults
Chief Patrick Fuller, want to make a difference.”
Austin Independent School District Police Officer Mitchell Garcia
Department,Texas Houston Police Academy, Texas

“The JPA Program bridges the “Field trips are a big part of our JPA
tremendous gap between today's Program. Let them visit and hear
youth and law enforcement officers. from the FBI to the DEA . I have
One of my cadets that I would have been impressed with the agencies
least expected it from had this being impressed with the JPA. The
remark to make after spending the agencies are willing to do anything
day with the recruits: ‘ I have never for the kids because they are
seen human beings with that much looking for good citizens.”
discipline and pride in my entire Captain Tom Long (retired)
life’
. I couldn’ t believe he told me Herkimer Police Department, NY
that. JPA is the reason.”
Chief Thomas Clemons
Seward Police Department, Alaska
"The kids take home an incredible
m e m o ry t h a t w il l a l w a y s b e
“I have many graduates who are
associated with the field of law
now police officers. I’
ve had enforcement. W e get a chance to
several students who have gone really build relationships with these
through the program and have k id s in a n o n - co n fro n ta tio n a l
come back and said if it wasn't for setting.”
your program I would not have Officers James Adams
gotte n through th e p olice Hanford Police Department, California
academy.”

”The friendships that are created


Officer Suzanne D’
Ambrose, during JPA are phenomenal. It is
Law Enforcement Instructor, Monmouth very comm on to be walking on
County Voc-Tech School, New Jersey campus and have high school
“Our job as police officers is to students just come up to you and
show the students that there is a start talking. To m e, JPA is
better way and we provide the community oriented policing at its
resource to do that. We want them finest.”
Top to bottom: Officer Mark Dillon
to achieve their goals and through
Chief Patrick Fuller, Hanford Police Department, California
the JPA we can do that.”
Austin Independent School District
Officer John Clapp
Police Department,Texas
White Settlement Police Department, Texas
Chief Tom Clemmons, Seward, AK,
Officer Suzanne D’ Ambrose, “The JPA program brought the
Monmouth Cty. Voc Tech, School, stud en ts tog eth er with la w
NJ, Officer John Clapp, White
Settlement, TX,
enforcement, not only as mentors,
but a true camaraderie. Before, the
kids wouldn't look at you and say hi.
Now they com e up to you and say
hi, how are you doing. It is an Top to bottom:
entirely different level than we have Officer Mitch Garcia, Houston
witnessed before.” Police Academy, TX, Captain Tom
Long, Herkimer PD, NY, Officer
Deputy Cory Hughston
James Adams, Hanford, PD, CA,
Victoria County Sheriff’
s Department, Texas
Officer Mark Dillon, Hanford PD,
CA, Deputy Cory Hughston,
Victoria County Sheriff’
s Office, TX
”Connecting with Kids”Program Kit . This extensive collection contains all the
educational resources you will need to bring the Junior Police Academy to your
community.

W ORK BOOK IN CL UD ES :

H O W TO G ET S TAR T ED
A 4 Step plan to starting a JPA
Program in your community.


C O NNECTI N G WI TH K I DS ”L ESSO NS

Twenty lessons designed to change the way


young people perceive law enforcement in
America! From SRO’ s to FBI Agents, your
students will discover the vital role law
enforcement plays in securing the safety of all
our citizens.

CD R OM I N C LU DE S :

J PA: T HE M O VI E
An inspirational and lively multi-media presentation, taking viewers on a
nationwide tour of JPA’
s impact on young people and law enforcers.

J PA L EADER SHI P G UI DE I N TER AC TI VE


This interactive resource includes program overviews, a guide to launching the
program, and insightful advice from law enforcers who have pioneered JPA across
the country!

SAFE H ARBOR I NTER ACTI VE P R O GR AM A ND T E ACHER ’


S G UI DE

“C O NNECTI N G WI TH K I DS ” L ESSO NS (E XTEN DE D


V ER SI O N )
A full semester course for those
who wish to offer JPA as an elective
course in middle schools or high
schools.

C ADET H AN DBO O K
Provides cadets an easy to follow
overview of each lesson. (In easy
to print PDF format.)
A Nationwide Public Awareness Campaign from the Junior Police Academy

Our most ambitious project to date, SAFE HARBOR is a


nationwide public awareness campaign urging parents to make
sure young people hear as much about the public safety
professionals who protect them as they do about the dangers
that threaten them.


Safe Harbor”maintains that an effective
approach can be found at the core of the
Junior Police Academy’ s philosophy: “ Be
pro-active!” says Officer John Clapp, White Settlement Police
Department (TX) and JPA Advisory Council Member. “ When
you tell young people who we are and of America’ s enormous
public safety capabilities, you instill self-confidence. As a law
enforcer, I believe that quality will best serve our young
citizens in the event of an emergency.”

The nationwide campaign


includes a range of media
initiatives, including posters,
brochures, press releases and
“Safe Harbor Online”where
parents can guide young people
through the animated seaside
community of “
Safe Harbor.”

Through an assortment of virtual


settings, “Safe Harbor” offers young
citizens a rare glimpse behind the
scenes of the wide range of public
safety efforts that keep America safe.
Today’s School Resource Officer (SRO) is a
unique component of our education system,
serving many roles inside our schools. At different
times, they are called upon to be law enforcers,
mentors and friends. Recognizing this changing
and important role in society, “ Classroom
Success for the School Resource Officer”is a
new educational resource from the Junior Police Academy designed specifically
for School Resource Officers (SRO). This new course is offered on
the JPA web site, juniorpolicecademy.org and this fall will
be available through OnlinePoliceAcademy.org

Written by Officer Suzannne D’ Ambrose, formerly with


the Belmar Police Department (NJ) and a gifted law
enforcement instructor for the Monmouth County Voc-
Tech School, the course is a comprehensive training
program for members of law enforcement agencies
interested in working with young people.


Basically, it’
s a method of instruction,”explains D’
Ambrose.
“In short, the course teaches police officers how to teach.
Teaching is completely different than being a police officer.
In police work, you are involved in one on one or one
on two situations, correcting behavior. Teaching is a
whole different ballgame. You are trying to get
across information and you want your audience
to be excited about it.”