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 2021 JPA and registration period will be posted here and via Malden Police social media.  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

*2021 Update:  We are pleased to announce that due to the lifted Covid restrictions, we will once again be hosting the Junior Police Academy.  We understand that Covid-19 is not gone and we will therefore be taking additional steps to ensure the health and safety of our youth.  This will be our first priority.  To ensure proper social distancing and safety of our youth, we will be conducting two separate academy weeks.  Both weeks will be identical.  The first week is July 12-16 and the second week is July 19-23.  Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

*UPDATE 6/8/2021:  The response for the 2021 JPA has been overwhelming!  Therefore, we have closed the application process.  Thank you for the great response!  If your child was selected to attend one of the sessions this summer, you will be notified.