Junior Police Academy

Please keep an eye out for updates regarding the 2023 Junior Police Academy!

To register for the Junior Police Academy and any other Youth & Family Services programs, please visit:Junior Police Academy 2022


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In collaboration with the Needham Police Department, this free four-day program is offered for youth rising to 8th grade, and will explore police related activities such as K-9 and Community Resource Dog units, SWAT, Honor Guard, patrol and detective work. Youth will be active participants and have an opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand the duties of different roles within a police department.

- Space limited to 20 participants, all must be rising 8th graders
- Free T-shirt and hat
- Snack & lunch provided daily
- Certificate of Completion awarded