Police Officer. Teacher. Fire Fighter. Doctor. When you ask a young child what they want to be when they grow up, these are pretty common answers and for good reason. These are jobs with high visibility. Children often see them everyday, and these professions primarily are about helping others. A noble aspiration for any child.

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This Police Academy is No Joke

Most children have to wait until they are all grown up to actually follow through with this career goal but Jupiter Police are making a few young dreams come true THIS summer! If you know someone between the ages of 9 and 12 who has an interest in what police actually do on a daily basis and the tools they use to do so, share this post with them ASAP.

Jupiter Police discuss K9 training.

What They’ll Learn

The Jupiter Police Department is currently taking applications for a one week Junior Police Academy. Participants will get to tour the police facility, meet local officers, learn K-9 behavior, and much more. Through classroom discussions, hands-on activities, and demonstrations, students will develop a deeper appreciation of law enforcement and the vital role it plays in securing the safety of our community.

Topics they’ll learn more about include:

  • S.W.A.T. and Taser
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Accident, D.U.I. investigations
  • Use of traffic RADAR and LASER
  • Underwater Recovery Team
  • Beach Patrol
  • Marine Unit

The best part? It’s completely free! Jupiter residents will receive priority but the program is open to surrounding communities based on available space.


Who: Jupiter Residents ages 9-12
When: June 10-14 | 9AM-Noon
Where: Jupiter Police Station
How Much: FREE
More Info: Website | Register| 561-741-2434

Photo Credit: Town of Jupiter and Jupiter Police Department