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Junior Police Academy

The Lee’s Summit Junior Police Academy is a week-long program structured to simulate a professional Police Academy experience for youth.

The 2020 Junior Police Academy has been cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions, we will be unable to reschedule it this year. 


 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.

Applications will be accepted until June 12, 2020. 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 wait list.

 Junior Police Academy Application
Mail or drop off applications:

Lee's Summit Police Department
10 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

Applications are also available from school resource officers. For additional information contact D.A.R.E. Officer Amanda Geno at 816.969.4205 or Amanda.Geno@cityofls.net


Image of Junior Police Academy class with vehicle.

Image of Junior Police Academy class inside a training room.