The Junior Police Academy was created in 2016 by Sergeant Ricardo Perry with the purpose of allowing the youth of our city to learn more about policing and the Hanahan Police Department. Each Junior Police Academy session is 2-weeks long and during the sessions, participants receive presentations on such topics as criminal law, search and seizure, traffic stops, and crime scene processing. Along with the classroom training, the participants also participate in roll-playing based scenarios where they respond to calls, process crime scenes, and perform traffic stops. Our police officers provide demonstrations during each session that include live demonstrations by our K-9 unit. The first week of each session also includes a field trip to the Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, SC for an all access tour.

Besides the educational components of the “JPA”, it allows the participants to interact with officers from the police department and build relationships. Building relationships with the youth of city is one of the core components of community policing. If you want to learn more about the Junior Police Academy, please email Sergeant Ricardo Perry at [email protected].

Dear Parent:

Thank you for taking an interest in the Hanahan Police Department, Junior Police Academy summer program.

The purpose of this Junior Police Academy is to expose young men and women to the field of Law Enforcement. This academy is for young people who are interested in police service, community involvement, and/or government. Please understand, this is not a “boot camp” or “scared straight” program for young children.

The goal of the program is for cadets to enjoy themselves while gaining an understanding of police training and services.  The Junior Police Academy will consist of physical training, lectures, presentations, hands on activities and field trips. The cadets will learn how to march and work together in groups called squads. They will also learn the importance of being physically fit, staying drug free, teamwork and respect. At the end of the two week academy, cadets will participate in a culmination ceremony.

It is very important that the children attending the Junior Academy adhere to the rules and guidelines outlined in this application, this is to make sure everyone is safe throughout their time together.

Please be sure to read and review with your child all the information in this packet. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sgt. Perry at [email protected] or by calling 843-509-7775.

Thank you again for your interest, we look forward to working with the young men and women in our community.


Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department

Session #1 – June 11th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018

Session #2- June 25th, 2018 – July 6th, 2018

 

Session #1

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30-8:45

Overview

Roll Call

Roll Call

Roll Call

Roll Call

8:45-9:30

PT

PT

PT

PT

9:30-9:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

9:45-10:30

Drill

Drill

Drill

Drill

10:30-10:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:45-11:30

Intro to LE

Search and Seizure

Juvenile Laws

Criminal Gangs

10:00am SCCJA Columbia, SC

11:30-12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30-1:15

Handcuffing 101

CPR Training

Patrol 101

First Aid Training

1:15-2:00

Handcuffing Practical

Defensive Tactics

Patrol Scenarios

Defensive Tactics

2:00-2:45

Drill

Drill

Drill

Drill

3:00pm

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

 

Session #1

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30-8:45

Overview

Roll Call

Roll Call

Roll Call

Roll Call

8:45-9:30

PT

PT

PT

PT

9:00am Service Project

9:30-9:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

9:45-10:30

Drill

Drill

Drill

Drill

10:30-10:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:45-11:30

Social Media

Drug Investigation

K-9 Demo

Criminal Investigations

11:30-12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30-1:15

Traffic Stops

Impaired Driving

Building Search 101

Finger Printing

1:30pm Drill Competition

1:15-2:00

Traffic Stops Scenario

SFST Practical

Building Search Practical

Crime Scene Processing

2:00pm Culmination Ceremony

2:00-2:45

Drill

Drill

Drill

Drill

3:00pm

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

The cost for the academy for one child is $100.00 for two weeks. For each additional child it is $85.00. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due at registration for each child. The balance of all cadets’ fees are due by May 12, 2018. Balances left unpaid after due dates may result in the cadets’ losing his/her place in a chosen session.

Refund Policy: If a parent withdraws their child from the academy prior to May 12, 2018, a refund of fees paid will be given (less initial $20.00 deposit). If a parent withdraws their child from the academy on or after May 12, 2018 no refund will be given unless cancellation is due to a valid medical reason (see cancellation policy).

Dismissals: The Hanahan Police Department reserves the right to dismiss a cadet due to behavioral issues. Refunds will not be given for cadet dismissals.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made in writing. Fees paid are non-refundable after May 12, 2018 (see refund policy) unless cancellation is for a valid medical reason. In this case, documentation signed by a physician must be provided. Medical-related cancellations will receive a refund of fees paid (less initial $20 deposit).

Returned Checks:

There will be a $25.00 fee for all checks returned to Hanahan Police Department.  An official bank check, cash, or money order payment will be required to continue to secure the selected session.

  1. Respect yourself and others
  2. No foul language
  3. No “horse play” allowed
  4. Academy t-shirt and hat are to be worn daily.
  5. No electronic devices, other than cell phones are permitted, to include ear phones.
  6. No jewelry
  7. No teasing, name calling or harassing of other cadets.
  8. All cadets are expected to follow the directives of all police officers, civilian instructors and volunteers.
  9. Cadets are expected to conduct themselves as responsible young adults at all times.
  10. Cell phones are to remain off during academy hours.
  1. Refillable Water Bottle
  2. Sunscreen
  3. Snack
  4. Wear JA uniform (blue shirt) Monday-Thursday, (black shirt) Friday.
  5. Wear socks and athletic shoes daily.

(lunch is provided)

Participants Information

Mother / Guardian Information

Father / Guardian Information

Emergency Contact

Medical Information

By completing and signing this Junior Police Academy Application you give permission for any and all medical attention necessary to be administered to your child in the event of an accident, injury, sickness, etc. until you are able to be contacted. You also hereby assume the responsibility for payment of any such treatment.

Media / Liability Release

I release the Hanahan Police Department, of all liability of injury, death, or other damages to me or my child, that may result from his/her participation in the Junior Police Academy, including but not limited to transportation, and hold harmless any Hanahan Police Department, staff, volunteer, interns, or any other agency representatives, both collectively and individually, of any injury, physical or emotional, other than where gross negligence has been determined. I also agree to allow the Hanahan Police Department to use any photographic image or videotaping of my child, taken while participating in the academy program. These images may be used in promotions or other related marketing materials.

Parental Consent

I give permission for (above mentioned participant) to participate in the Hanahan Police Department Junior Police Academy Summer Program. I understand that my child will be attending classes supervised by Hanahan Police Department Personnel. I also understand that the supervised classes will consist of both educational and practical material and that some of the material in the classes may be graphic due to the nature of the curriculum or class topic. I have read the rules of conduct and understand that it must be adhered to at all times. I attest that all the information provided in this packets is accurate and true.

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