Kingman Junior Police Academy now taking applications

Participants in last summer’s second Junior Police Academy held a mock trial in the courtroom of Kingman Municipal Court Magistrate Kathy McCoy. The event was one of many the cadets experienced. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Participants in last summer’s second Junior Police Academy held a mock trial in the courtroom of Kingman Municipal Court Magistrate Kathy McCoy. The event was one of many the cadets experienced. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - Applications to participate in one of two Junior Police Academy programs to be held this summer are now available, according to Kingman Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki.

"The purpose of the Junior Police Academy is to expose children to law enforcement through a police academy-style program, which includes daily physical training, team building and evaluations," said Sochocki in a statement.

Students in grades six through nine are eligible and selection is based on a lottery system, she said.

The first academy begins June 2 and ends June 26. The second academy begins July 7 and ends July 31.

Students can pick up applications and additional details from their KPD school resource officer. Students or their parents can also pick up applications in the police department's reception area, 2730 E. Andy Devine Ave.

They can also be found by logging onto www.kingmanpolice.com and clicking on the Programs icon, and then clicking the Junior Police Academy icon.

The deadline to submit an application is April 25.