Junior Police Academy

Designed to introduce Ripon youth age 11-13 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.

Basic JPA (one-week class)

  • Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th (8AM – 12 Noon)
  • Applications for Basic JPA are due by May 15th, 2016
  • Download the Basic JPA Application, or pick one up in the Police Department Lobby

Advanced JPA (two-week class)

  • Monday, July 11th through Friday, July 22nd (8AM – 12 Noon)
  • The prerequisite for the advanced course is prior completion of the basic course.
  • Applications for Advanced JPA applications are due June 15, 2016.
  • Download the Advanced JPA Application, or pick one up in the Police Department Lobby
  • 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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