Junior Police Academy

The Junior Police Academy is a week-long program structured to simulate a professional Police Academy experience for youth. The 2024 Junior Police Academy will take place July 8 - 12.

 Participants will learn about the following topics:

  • Patrol Tactics
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Drug and Criminal Investigation
  • Traffic/Accident Investigation
  • Bomb Squad
  • K-9 Unit
  • Fingerprinting
  • Emergency Services Squad (SWAT)
  • Agility Course
  • Situational Role Play

There may be opportunities to speak with other local and federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Secret Service, Sheriff’s Department, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) or Missouri Highway Patrol.

Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 14, attend the Lee's Summit R-7 School District and/or reside in Lee's Summit. Class size is limited to 30 students; additional applicants will be placed on a waitlist.

 Junior Police Academy Application
Mail or drop off applications:

Lee's Summit Police Department
ATTN: SRO Darnell Sims
10 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

Applications are also available from school resource officers. For additional information contact SRO Darnell Sims at 816.969.4287 or via email at Darnell.Sims@cityofls.net, or call Sgt. Matt Stubbs at 816.969.1734.


Image of Junior Police Academy class with vehicle.

Image of Junior Police Academy class inside a training room.