This year the Rockingham Police Department has partnered with the Rockingham Fire Department in our new Junior Police & Fire Academy. The new 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:
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
There are 45 slots available and all applicants are approved by Police Chief Kelly & Fire Chief Isler.
This year's JPFA will be held July 10th - July 13th, 2017. Classes are attended on a daily basis Monday through Thursday from 9 am until 3 pm, with lunches provided. Parents must provide transportation to and from the Police Department.
Upon completion of the program graduates receive certificates at the annual National Night Out event held August 1st, 2017, at Cole Plaza-City Hall, Rockingham NC.
June 14, 2017: All slots have been filled for the 2017 JPFA. Letters will be sent out this week.
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