Summer opportunity for students – Junior Police Academy

JPA outside Warwick Town HallThe Warwick Police Department will hold two Junior Police Academy sessions this summer. See the below information from the department for more details:

Children will have an opportunity this summer to experience the various aspects of police work in a fun and structured setting at the Warwick Police Department’s Junior Police Academy (JPA). Students ages 10 to 15 residing in the Warwick, Greenwood Lake and Florida school districts are invited to participate.

The academy is a collaborative effort between the Warwick Police Dept. and the Warwick Valley Central School District. Two sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Warwick Valley High School, located at 89 Sanfordville Rd. in Warwick.

JPA field trip 2022Session I will take place from July 15 through July 26, and Session II is set for August 5 through August 16. Students must be available to attend all 10 days of the program.

Led by the WPD’s School Resource Officers, the goal of this program is for children to enjoy themselves while gaining an understanding of the demands of police training and service. The JPA consists of physical training, lectures, presentations, field trips and hands‐on activities.

All children must complete a two-question essay. There is a limited capacity with a preference to first-time attendees. The cost for the program is $250 and includes two WJPA shirts, hat and water bottle.

To register visit or for more information, send an email to