Many people in the City of Bowling Green are familiar with the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) hosted by the Bowling Green Police Department each year. The CPA is an 11 week course for adults 18 years of age and over which provides an opportunity to learn first-hand about police operations through a series of classes and hands on demonstrations.
In addition to the CPA, every July, the BGPD holds a three day Junior Police Academy camp for student’s age 10 to 13 years old. The class takes place at Safety City in front of Greenwood High School on Scottsville Road with trips to the BGPD headquarters and the Warren County Jail.
This action packed program covers several aspects of police work including presentations on patrol operations, the BGPD K9 unit, the Critical Response Team, traffic safety, Crime Scene Processing and much more. Students will have a hands-on experience with staff by getting their finger prints taken, testing their traffic safety skills, trying on equipment and getting up close and personal with a patrol car.
The last day of camp features a jail tour, BGPD tour, and a mock trial at the Warren County Justice Center. Lunches, t-shirts, caps, transportation and back packs are provided.
The cost of the Junior Police Academy is $50. The July 2015 class is currently full but we look forward to welcoming new students each and every year. If you or your child has an interest in the Bowling Green Police Department and learning more about the organization, please call 270-393-BGPD.