Junior Police Academy

The 2017 Junior Police Academy is at full capacity! Due to the high volume of participants, the application process has closed. Questions or comments can be directed to School Resource Officer Todd Kushman at (860) 658-3171. We are looking forward to a great academy.

The 2017 Junior Police Academy will be held Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  There is no fee to attend the program, but priority will be given to the first time participants and Simsbury residents.  If your child is selected to participate, he or she should dress appropriately for the weather.  Clothing should also be comfortable for “hands on” activities and physical fitness.  Your child will also be required to bring a bag lunch Monday through Thursday.  There will be a picnic and graduation on Friday at noon which parents and siblings of the cadets are invited to attend.  Please indicate on the enrollment application how many people will be attending the picnic.  The following are the goals and objectives of the Junior Police Academy.  If you have any questions please call SRO Todd Kushman or SRO Jeremy Cormier at 860-658-3171 or 860-658-3170 respectfully.


The mission of the Junior Police Academy is to offer youth an opportunity to experience hands-on methods and techniques in the profession of law enforcement.  Throughout this process, respect, self-discipline, integrity, equality, education, and physical fitness will be stressed.  The youths will also gain an understanding of community responsibility, problem solving, and the role of the public servant.


The goal of the Junior Police Academy is to provide today’s youth with an introduction to the field of law enforcement.  Through classroom training, hands-on instruction, and practical application, cadets will be given the basic building blocks of knowledge to establish a solid foundation in law enforcement.



Cadets will:

  1. Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  2. Develop learning, decision, deduction, and analytical skills.
  3. Develop communication skills.
  4. Develop problem solving, creative and critical thinking skills.
  5. Understand basic police investigative methods.
  6. Demonstrate respect for self and others regardless of differences.


2015 Media Coverage Click links below:

    Click below: 2014 JPA Trailer

       Click below: 2014 Fox 61 Clip