Junior Police Academy

The Junior Police Academy (JPA) runs over the course of one week in July.  The program is designed for students entering the 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall.  The JPA features a variety of training situations in which all cadets will be required to participate.  The JPA will include, but not be limited to: classroom instruction, hands-on police tactics training, physical training, travel days to special events and more. Lunch will be provided each day.  Police Officers act as staff instructors and supervise the cadets throughout each day of the program.  The JPA begins promptly at 9:00am and ends at approximately 3:00pm each day.  A limited number of cadets will be accepted to the program.  You must be sure you can attend during these dates before submitting an application.  If a cadet fails to comply with the rules of the JPA or fails to cooperate with fellow cadets or staff, he or she will be immediately removed from the program.  

The dates for the 2022 JPA and registration period will be posted here and via Malden Police social media in the Spring of 2022.  Applications will not be accepted outside of the registration period.  Questions about the program can be directed to Detective Renee Kelley at 781-397-7171 ext 1203 or via email

The dates for the 2022 JPA have been announced!  Due to overwhelming interest in years past, we have decided to again run the academy in two sessions in order to accommodate more students.  The dates are as follows:

July 11-15
July 18-22

UPDATE 5/4/2022

In record time, both of the sessions have been filled.  Registration is now closed.  Those that have submitted applications will be contacted shortly.  Thank you for your interest in the program, we are so fortunate to be able to offer this academy to our community.  We apologize that we are unable to accept any more applications.