Twenty-six youth aged 12 to 16 graduated last week, helping to solidify their relationship with the Calgary Police Service.
This mentorship program is designed to connect police with young people in the community.
Junior Police Academy participants were selected through an essay submission program in partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Calgary.
The Calgary Police Service aims to bring police officers and youth together for sporting events, educational activities and other opportunities. These events help to build relationships and let youth see first-hand what it means to be a police officer.