Junior Police Academy

Designed to introduce Ripon youth age 10-13 years to law enforcement career options, the classes run during the summer months, and give students a chance to explore law enforcement career opportunities in a “hands-on” environment.


  • CPR/First Aide (advanced class)
  • Physical Training
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Mock Traffic Stop (advanced class)
  • Evidence Collection
  • Fingerprinting
  • Guest Speakers from various law enforcement agencies

Class size is limited to 25 students and there is a nominal fee. Call Officer Sanchez at 599-2102 if you have any questions.

Applications for Basic JPA are due by May 20th, 2015; for Advanced JPA applications are due June 15, 2015.

Dates for the 2015 Basic course are as follows: Basic JPA (one-week class):  Basic Application Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th (8:00AM – 12 Noon)

Advanced JPA (two-week class):  Advanced Application Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 17th (8:00AM – 12 Noon) The prerequisite for the advanced course is the completion of the basic one.

  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

    9-1-1 Emergency
    (209) 599-5022 7-Digit Emergency
    (209) 599-2102 24/7 Non-Emergency
    599-RTIP - 24/7 Anonymous Tip Line
    (209) 599-4034 Fax

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