Now Accepting Applications

The Beckley Police Department is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Beckley Police Department Junior Police and Leadership Academy.

The Academy is a one week program designed to increase a better understanding between students and the police through education. Students will learn from law enforcement officers in the classroom, during demonstrations and hands-on training scenarios.

Academy participants are not actually trained for police work. Students will have a better understanding of the day to day responsibilities and duties that officers are tasked with on a regular basis.

This program is not a disciplinary, recreational or underprivileged camp. This is not a behavior correction academy.

The Junior Police and Leadership Academy will be held June 7-11, 2021 and June 28, 2021-July 2, 2021 at the Beckley Police Department, Woodrow Wilson High School, the Beckley Police Department and the Beckley Police Department Training Facility. The Academy times will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There is no cost and it is open to elementary and middle school students (Current 5th through 8th grade). Students interested in attending the JPA must complete the Academy Application and the Agreement and Release forms. Students can download these forms from here or pick them up at the Beckley Police Department.

The applications and forms can be returned to:

Sgt. Jamie BlumeAttention: Sgt. Jamie
Beckley Police Department304-256-1736 
501 Neville St. Beckley, WV  

Students interested in this informative program must meet the following criteria:

Be a current student of Beckley-Stratton Middle School, Park Middle School or feeder elementary school to these middle schools

  • No truancy issues
  • No misdemeanor or felony arrests
  • Alcohol and drug free
  • GPA Minimum of 2.0
  • Must be sponsored by a TEACHER or SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Each student will receive an Academy T-shirt and will be required to wear them every day of the academy.
Lunch will NOT be provided. The Academy can accommodate students who bring their own lunch and we will keep it cool for them.

For more information, contact Sgt. Jamie Blume 304-256-1736 or

If you are a local business and would like to assist the Beckley Police Department’s JPA please follow the link below.

Donation Information Letter

Donation Pledge Form