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The mission of the ECPD Junior Police Academy is to enrich our agency’s connections with the children of Eau Claire and foster lasting partnerships to motivate children to become responsible citizens.

The Junior Police Academy provides a comfortable setting allowing youth to interact on a personal level with officers.  This allows us to transform the traditional role of an officer into one of a mentor, neighbor, role model and friend.  Students will receive insight into the functions of law enforcement and how the Eau Claire Police Department serves our community.

Each academy session is comprised of 30 youth ranging in ages from 12 to 17 years old.  The sessions are held for one week, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a graduation ceremony for family to attend on Friday evening.

Junior Police Academy Dates:

  • June 18th-22nd 2018 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • July 30th - Aug. 3rd 2018 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To support this program, you can Donate_up to the  “ECPD Junior Police Academy Fund” or mail donations to ECCF at 306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104, Eau Claire, WI  54701.



Important Information

How to Apply:

  • Printable PDF Form | Electronic Fillable PDF Form
    • Application consists of three forms: Application for Enrollment, Waiver of liability and Likeness Waiver.
    • Application and Waiver of Liability must be signed by applicant's parent/legal guardian.
    • Likeness Waiver is optional.
  • Must be between ages 12 and 17 at the start of the program.
  • Must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin & enrolled in an Eau Claire School.
  • Return Completed application and waiver(s) in person (PD Front Desk) or mail to:
    • Eau Claire Police Department
      721 Oxford Avenue, Suite 1400
      Eau Claire, Wi 54703
      (ATTN: Sgt. Andy Wise)

Acceptance and Cost?

  • Coordinating Officers have final approval of all applicants and reserve the right to deny entry to any applicant.
    • Accepted applicants will be notified by mail and/or phone.
  • Qualified applicants who are denied admission due to class size will be given first choice at the time of the next scheduled class.
  • Junior Police Academy program is free to all members.
  • Class size is limited to the first thirty qualified applicants.

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