The 2020 Rockingham Junior Police and Fire Academy
has been canceled due to COVID19 and budget restraints.
We look forward to this great community involvement in 2021.
2019 JPFA Pictures
The Rockingham Police Department has partnered with the Rockingham Fire Department in our Junior Police & Fire Academy. The JPFA program will replace the formerly known Junior Police Academy.
JPFA is a summer outreach program designed to provide youth in our community a better understanding of law enforcement and fire safety. By joining with the Fire Department the attendees will get a firsthand look at day-to-day operations of public safety departments.
The Junior Police & Fire Academy consists of classroom instruction, as well as practical applications. It is a hands-on learning experience with activities and instruction designed to give them a real sense of what police and fire department work entails. Students will be taught by police officers from the Investigative and Patrol Division and Fire Fighters.
Topics of instruction include:
Introduction to Drugs with Narcotic Detectives
SWAT Team Procedures
Crime scene investigations
Fire Department operations
Fire station tour
Home fire/emergency safety
This class is made up of youth who are from the Richmond County area. Applicants must be:
Between 11 to 17 years of age
A resident of Richmond County, NC
Have no Juvenile/Adult Criminal history
This year's JPFA was held June 17th - June 20th, 2019. Classes were attended on a daily basis Monday through Thursday from 9 am until 3 pm, with lunches provided.