The Tupelo Police Department’s Junior Police Academy is a two week, in house program designed for youths age 14017, interested in exploring careers in law enforcement or other related public service fields. Cadets are selected through an application process, including a thorough background review and board interview. The academy is held at the North Mississippi Law enforcement Training Center located in Tupelo, MS. Cadets will experience a simulation of an actual law enforcement academy with a emphasis on team building skills. Participants will be housed in the NMLETC barracks during the week and will return home during the weekend. The 2012 Junior Plolice Academy will begin on June 17 and graduate June 29, 2012.