2019 Citizen's Police Academy - TBA

The Johnson City Police Department developed a Citizen's Police Academy to enhance and develop citizen awareness and understanding of the police role in the community. This new concept in law enforcement is designed for citizens of different backgrounds and occupations.

The nine-week academy program consists of police training, including subjects such as traffic stops, investigation procedures, S.W.A.T., K-9, vice and narcotics investigations, firearms, self-defense instruction, hiring and selection process, support services, and 911 functions. Participants also ride along with JCPD officers.

The objective of this course is to make graduates not police officers, but better informed citizens with greater general knowledge of JCPD's many functions and to foster enhanced community relations through the graduates.

Participants must be at least 21 years old, meet physical training requirements, attend nine weekly three-hour sessions and one eight-hour Saturday session, ride with a patrol officer for two eight-hour shifts, sign required waivers and agreements, and have no criminal history.

For more information, contact the Johnson City Police Department at 601 E. Main Street or click here.

fishout program - say yes to fishing, say not to drugs
October, 2019

Legion Street Pool is transformed into a fishing hole for this free community event, held the first weekend after the first full week of October each year. The pool is stocked with more than 2,000 rainbow trout that are up for grabs over the weekend. The event kicks off with a by-invitation-only special needs night Friday, then opens to all youth in the community on Saturday.

All ages are welcome to purchase a ticket for Sunday fishing, to help clean out the rest of the fish. Say Yes to Fishing, Say No to Drugs started as a way get area youths involved in a fun, wholesome activity, as an alternative to drugs.

2019 Junior Police Academy - TBA

The Junior Police Academy is geared toward area youth between the ages of 15 and 18 and held at the Johnson City Police Department training facility.

Cadets attend a 40-hour course culminating in a team-oriented competition that involves skills, knowledge, and abilities they have learned through the program. During their week of instruction, the cadets experience what it is like to go through a real police academy and learn some of the same skills.

The Junior Police Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a hands-on learning experience for young people in topics such as crime scene investigations, traffic stops, DUI enforcement, and police use-of-force as well as learning about the Johnson City Police Department’s Explorer Program.

For more information, contact Officer Jaeda Burkey or Glenda Aschenback at 423-434-6122. Forms will be available soon for registration. Each class is limited to 24 students.

School Resource Officer program 

The School Resource Officer (SRO) program began during the 1997-1998 school year through a cooperative effort between the Johnson City Police and the Johnson City School System.

The SRO program is based on the philosophy that the School Resource Officer is an educator in safety and law-related issues, a law-related counselor, and of course, a law enforcement officer. The officer, while in school, becomes involved in a variety of functions aimed at prevention of violence and crime.