Junior Police and Explorer Programs

For information on any of the below programs, please contact  Officer Robin Brunke at 743-9631.

Gonzales Junior Police Program

This is a free summer safety program for boys and girls ages 8-13, sponsored by the police department. We are going into our fiftieth year.  Applications will be accepted in May through the first session of 2023 as well as itinerary handed out at first session, for each session. There will be extra copies of application at the Gonzales Police Department front desk. The sessions will be in June 7, 14, 21, 28th and July 5, 12, 19, 26th. The meeting times are from 9AM till Noon one day a week, held at the Gonzales Civic Center on Irma Blvd. Each lesson is designed to teach children about their personal safety using lecture and activities, as well as focusing on family and bullying. The children may bring a snack for break time.

APPLICATION  on line or pick up at Police Department, or email: rlbrunke@gonzalespd.org


Gonzales Law Enforcement Explorers

The Gonzales Police Department Explorer program is a year round event, for teens boys and girls from age 13 to 18. The program is devised to educate the teens on the law, law enforcement training that would be used in any law enforcement field. Meetings are held on every other Tuesday evening from 5pm till 7pm. The explorers learn to work with the community in outside events by parking cars, helping with officers at Jambalaya Festival, parades, Christmas Parade, Mardi Gras parade, mentoring for Junior Police for leadership training, visiting elderly homes and much more.  Explorers that are interested in military or law enforcement are also given the opportunity to attend a weeklong training academy held during the summer. Those explorers are chosen thru their involvement during the time they are in the group. Applications for joining explorers are available here on line, at the Gonzales Police Department or request via fax 225-644-9540 or email:  rlbrunke@gonzalespd.org


Christmas for Kids & the Elderly

Each year the local schools provide the Gonzales Police Department with names of students that could use a few gifts for Christmas, as well as the nursing homes providing names of those residents that have no family or visitors and could use a gift.

We reach out to the public to assist with donations that can be dropped off at the Gonzales Police Department. We have even had some families adopt children from the lists we are given. If you are interested in assisting please contact Officer Robin Brunke 743-9631