Junior Police and Explorer Programs

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 9-13, 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.   The Program begins Wednesday June 2nd, 9am -noon, and is held at the Gonzales Civic Center on Irma Blvd. Your child must wear a mask.

The child must be picked up by noon. There will be one (1) session that will be held elsewhere so, be sure to keep the itinerary handy. We ask that the child participate in all activates. Your child may bring a snack each session for break time. We look forward to spending quality time with your child, during this great fun filled, learning experience. Additional applications are available at the Gonzales Police Department website.

Space is limited. Please fill out the application for each child and return by mail to: Gonzales Police Dept. Attn: Officer Robin Brunke, 415 E Corner view Rd, Gonzales, La 70737 or Fax 225-647-9544

You will be notified if that age group is already full.  As time nears a detailed calendar of the events will be posted.

Application can be found here.

2021 Lessons are under construction.  Here are important dates to keep in mind!

June 2nd – Deadline to sign-up

June 9th – Range Day (Parent’s Must Be Present) 8:30 AM – 11AM

July 14th – Ecology/Fishing Tournament/Wildlife & Fishery

July 21st – Overview, Awards & Certificates with Lunch to go


2020 Calendar

Week One:

Family Values, Duties, Rules and Rights

Rules, Who Am I, My Rights, Family, Home Alone, Choosing Friends

Week Two:

Making Good Choices

Feelings, Home Alone, Choosing Friends

Week Three:

Dealing with Stress, Bullies, and Pressure (up to age 9)

Dealing with Stress, Bullies, and Pressure (up to age 13)

Cyber-bullying Page One

Cyber-bullying Page Two

Cyber-bullying Page Three

Week Four:

Beneficial Habits (up to age 10)

Beneficial Habits (age 10+)

Week Five:

Bicycle Safety Word Search

Bicycle and Seatbelt Safety (up to age 10)

Bicycle Safety (age 10+)

Week Six:

Healthy Hearts (up to age 10)

Healthy Hearts (ages 10+)

Week Seven:

Fire Safety

Gun Safety

Fire and Gun Safety for Kids (up to age 10)

Week Eight:

First Aid

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.