The 2nd Annual Junior Police Academy will take place from Aug. 5-9. This is the last week before Oak Ridge Schools start the new school year.
Cadets will be given presentations by several Oak Ridge Police Department officers on topics that include K9 and SWAT operations, traffic stops and more. Cadets will also visit the prestigious Law Enforcement Innovation Center, Anderson County Detention Facility, and Anderson County Criminal Court, and they will be given a presentation by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s Aviation unit, who will fly in on a helicopter.
The academy meets from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Those who are eligible to attend are students entering high school this year or returning to high school, or those that graduated this May. Private school and home-schooled students are welcome as well.
The cost of the school is $30 per cadet. This fee covers everything except for lunches. A T-shirt and cadet handbook are also included in the cost.
Those wanting to participate can pick up an application at the Oak Ridge Police Station (Records Division), Oak Ridge Civic Center front desk, and the Scarboro Community Center front desk. All applications must be submitted (or postmarked) by July 5 to be considered. Applications should be delivered to the Records Division along with the tuition or mailed to: Junior Police Academy, Attn: Officer Daniel McFee, PO Box 1, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.
There are 30 spaces available in the class. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
An application form is available here.