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NORMAN, Okla. – The Norman Police Department is accepting applications from students entering the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for its first Junior Police Academy.

The 2014 Junior Police Academy will take place July 14-17 and 21-24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. There is no cost to attend.

The purpose of the Academy is to foster relationships that will bridge the gaps between law enforcement and youth while also exposing them to future careers in serving their community.

The goal of the program is to motivate young people to be outstanding citizens and to empower them to act as a positive influence in our community.

The two-week Academy blends classroom learning with hands on activities to expose Junior Cadets to a variety of topics including: fitness, patrol tactics, criminal investigations, traffic safety, self-defense, firearms safety, and internet dangers.

An application and more information can be obtained by contacting Lt. Lance Arnold HERE.