Junior Police Academy - Coppell (JPAC)

The Coppell Police Department's Junior Police Academy Coppell (JPAC) is a great opportunity for the youth of Coppell to learn what it takes to be a police officer. There are two different camps that are offered, a Basic and an Advanced camp. During these camps, the students will gain insight into the multiple functions that local law enforcement professionals perform on a daily basis. The students learn about laws, enforcement practices and procedures, and other pertinent information that can affect them in their community. This program is designed for middle-school aged students and is available to anyone who has completed the 6th grade, but has yet to begin high school.

Officers of the Coppell Police Department provide the students with hands on instruction on many different facets of the police profession, including patrol work, crime scene investigation, K-9 handling, and traffic stops. They will also discuss important topics like social media, bullying and online bullying, and bicycle safety. They learn a lot and hopefully have a ton of fun in the process. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a team building, ropes course, and leadership program at Group Dynamix in Carrollton.

"Basic" JPAC Activities

  • Academy Introduction
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Building Searches
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Firearms Safety
  • K-9
  • Leadership Activities
  • Municipal Court
  • Patrol Operations
  • Self Defense Techniques
  • Social Networking/Cyber Bullying
  • Team Building
  • Traffic Division (radar, traffic stops)
  • Vehicles and Equipment
  • Visit from the Chief of Police

"Advanced" JPAC Activities

  • Advanced Building Searches
  • Advanced Crime Scene
  • First Aid/CPR/Emergency Preparedness
  • Investigations
  • Leadership Activities
  • Narcotics Presentation
  • Self-Defense Strategies and Techniques
  • Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE)
  • Team Building

Upcoming Sessions

  • Basic JPAC will have two one-week sessions during Summer 2022.
  • Advanced JPAC will have a one-week camp during Summer 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

If you live in the City of Coppell, or your child attends school in Coppell Independent School District, they are eligible to attend JPAC. To be eligible, your child must have completed the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade during the 2021 to 2022 school year. If they are new to the JPAC program, and they have completed the 6th grade, they would be eligible for the Basic JPAC. If they have previously completed a JPAC course with Coppell Police Department, they would be eligible for the Advanced JPAC Academy.

Each Academy will be held at The City of Coppell's Life Safety Park located at 820 South Coppell Road. The Academy schedule will have classes and activities outside as well as inside, so students should dress appropriately for the summer weather. It is recommended that students bring a hat, sun screen, water bottle/drinks, and a snack each day of the Academy. For more information on dress codes, please read the Rules of Behavior on the JPAC Application.

JPAC is very popular, and because of the limited number of camps, we anticipate the camps to fill very soon. All three courses have a maximum number of students allowed, so please be sure to apply or inquire and apply quickly. You can submit the application to your students School Resource Officer at their assigned Coppell Middle School campus.

More Information

Please email the Police Department for further information.