Junior Police Academy
About the Program
This 6-week summer program is an opportunity for students (ages 14-17) who are curious about the law or interested in law enforcement, politics and the criminal justice system to gain an insider's perspective by learning about the criminal justice system and the internal operations of the Metropolitan Police Department. This is a chance for students to compare CSI and Law & Order to MPD and the District of Columbia government.
Meet for morning or afternoon roll call each day at Police Headquarters (am or pm shift).
- Morning Shift (10 am - 2 pm)
- Afternoon Shift (2 pm - 6 pm)
- Make weekly trips to the MPD Police Academy for learning and observing.
- Meet and hear from Homicide Detectives, Investigators, Police Commanders, etc.
- Visit the Courthouse and Interact with Local Judges.
- Visit Harbor Patrol, Canine Unit, Police Stations, the Joint Operations Command Center, etc
- Visit the Office of Unified Communications (911 Center) and learn how calls are routed.
- Meet members from the US Attorney's Office and Office of the Attorney General.
- Hear from lawyers about DC laws and legal cases.
- Participate in Outreach Events, like National Night Out and "All Hands on Deck".
- Visit the Crime & Punishment, Spy & News Museums (based on funding availability).
Duration of the Program
Six-Week Summer Program: Monday, June 25, 2012 - Friday, August 3, 2012
NOTE: The six-week program will consist of 29 days of work (Wednesday, July 4 is observed as a holiday and youth will not be paid for this day).
Henry Daly Building
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
MPD expects to identify up to 60 teens from the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and introduce them to law and the criminal justice system. Students must be registered and certified by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) Summer Youth Employment Program.
Director, Community Outreach
(202) 727-8809 direct
Sergeant Terri Alexander
First District Sergeant
This program is a joint effort between MPD and the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Officers are assigned from MPD's School Safety Division.