Junior Citizens Police Academy

Limited spaces remain for the 2019 JCPA. Register now to ensure your child's spot in the program.

Kids and teenagers who want to learn about real-life police work are invited to enroll in the City of O’Fallon’s 2nd annual Junior Citizens Police Academy (JCPA). The program will be taught by O’Fallon Police officers, and it will meet from 5–7 p.m. once a week for four weeks at the O'Fallon Justice Center. Students ages 8–11 will meet on Tuesdays starting June 4, and students ages 12–15 will meet on Thursdays beginning June 6. Graduation for both sessions will be held on Thursday, June 27. A parent/child orientation will take place on Saturday, June 1.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Patrol operations
  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Police Department Career Pathways
  • Crisis Intervention Response
  • Tour of the Justice Center

Upon registering, parents will receive an informational packet with additional details. The course cost is $30. Class space is limited, but spots are still available! To register, fill out the Junior CPA Application below.

Other resources

For more information, contact Officer Jill Bloomfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Officer Scott Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, call the O’Fallon Police Department at 636-240-3200.


Important Information for Participants

Application Information

Applications should be dropped off or mailed to: 1019 Bryan Road, O’Fallon, MO 63376 c/o Officer Jill Bloomfield. Be sure to include cash or a check for the $30 participation fee. Checks should be made payable to the City of O’Fallon.

Student Drop-off Instructions

O’Fallon Police Department is located in the Justice Center,  1019 Bryan Road. Please walk your children into the lobby and sign them in with the Police Explorers, who will then walk them upstairs to the training room.

Student Pick-up Instructions

Parents must come into the lobby and present their ID to a Police Explorer in order to pick up their children. Children will not be released to anyone without an ID, or to anyone who is not on the list of approved adults on the child’s application form. To add someone to your child’s pick up list, please notify Officer Bloomfield via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parents who are staying for class

Parents are welcome to observe classes, and seating will be available at the back of the training room for those who wish to stay. We ask that parents do not participate in class. Junior Academy participants are encouraged to work independently or with other students.

Dress Code/T-shirt

On the first night of class, each student will be given a T-shirt in the size specified on their application on the first night of class. We ask that students wear their class T-shirts to every class they attend for uniformity and identification purposes. We will not have extra T-shirts to replace poorly fitting or damaged shirts, so please send students in a “like-colored” shirt if the assigned shirt cannot be worn.

Students may wear long pants or shorts to class.

Name Tags

Students will receive a name tag on the first night of class. We ask that students wear their name tag to every class so that we may all get to know each other by name.  All police officers and police explorers will be wearing name plates, and guest speakers will be given name tags as well.  Parents who are staying for class are asked to use the stick-on name tags provided during check-in.

Communication

E-mails will be the main form of communication used to keep parents/guardians updated on the classes.


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1019 Bryan Road, O'Fallon, MO 63366


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