For information on any of the below programs, please contact Robin Brunke at 743.9631
Junior Police Program
The Junior Police Program is a free Summer Safety Program for boys and girls ages 8-13, sponsored by the Police Department. The boys and girls learn about personal and family safety, respecting others, bullying, bicycle, drug awareness and much more in a fun way. Applications are available on May 1st. The program runs eight weeks during the summer on Wednesday morning from 9-12. A graduation ceremony and dinner is scheduled for the end of their training. As time nears a detailed calendar of the events will be posted.
Gonzales Police Explorers
The Gonzales Police Explorers is a program for boys and girls ages 13-21, who are interested in learning about the law enforcement field, police procedures, and what it takes to become a police officer. Teens learn how to be more self-confident and aware of the laws in their community. This program runs year round with two meeting/training dates set for each month. The teens participate in fund raisers, parking vehicles at events and safety program presentations. The teens mentor the Junior Police Program as part of their leadership training. An application can be found here and may be completed at any time
Louisiana Law Enforcement Explorer Academy
The Louisiana Law Enforcement Explorer Academy is a seven day academy scheduled in June, locally, where teens interested in law enforcement as a possible future career can participate in. The week is filled with classes, physical training, range training, all in a paramilitary setting. They stay on site for the entire week. A graduation is held once they complete the training. Applications are made available through Det. Jacob Ory and Robin Brunke.