Junior Police Academy

The Weatherford Police Department is pleased to announce, applications are being accepted for the Weatherford Police Department Jr Police Academy Class 2023. The Academy is a free, six-day “day camp” (Monday through Saturday) offered to qualified young men and women, who will enter the 9th thru 12th grade in August 2023, or who have graduated from high school in the spring of 2023.

The Academy will begin on Monday, June 19, 2023, and run through Saturday, June 24, 2023, hours are 7:45 am – 4:00 pm. This year’s Academy will be limited to 14 cadets.

The Academy curriculum consists of educational activities, as well as physical training exercises. The format is similar to an actual police academy.

Our objective is to educate the cadets about public service including law enforcement, emergency services, and the judiciary system. There will be structured events offered in a fun, informative, and interactive manner. The daily programs will include educational presentations, interaction with public agencies, field trips, and physical activities. 

For the Academy to be successful both individually and overall, full participation is required. EACH ACCEPTED CADET IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND EACH DAY OF THE ACADEMY. There are no exceptions for driving tests, vacations, sports programs, or other activities. As such, both parents/guardians and applicants should review the entire application and apply to the program with an understanding of what is required and expected.

The required application MUST BE completed and returned to the Weatherford Police Department, 614 Fort Worth Hwy Weatherford TX, 76086, no later than April 23, 2023, at 5:00 pm. The application must be complete and legible, or it will not be accepted. Submission of an application prior to the deadline does not guarantee acceptance into the Academy. If accepted, you will be notified, by May 5, 2023.

If you have any questions, contact Corporal Allen Taylor at 817-598-4310 or ataylor@weatherfordtx.gov