Student Police Academy

The Lowell Student Police Academy is a summer leadership program run by the Lowell Police Department's School Resource Officers. It is a free program open to incoming 5th through 8th graders who attend Lowell Schools. The program runs for 3 weeks during summer vacation from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2021 LPD Summer Student Police Academy Sign Ups:

May 18, 2021

Lowell High School Cafeteria

4:00—8:00 PM

The Summer Student Police Academy is free of charge and incoming 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders (as of fall of 2021) are eligible. This year we will have a summer school learning component as part of the Academy.

Dates: June 28—July 16, 2021 (7th and 8th grade) & July 26—August 13, 2021 (5th and 6th grade)

Time: 8 AM—2 PM

Location: Lowell High School

** The LPD Summer Student Police Academy is a 3 week commitment **

For questions about the Academy, please contact Officer Jose Santiago (978-937-8943). Space will be limited and COVID-19 rules will apply.

What to Expect

The Student Police Academy will teach student officers a wide variety of useful and important skills in a police academy style atmosphere. The following topics are covered during the 3-week program: CPR and first aid, bullying prevention, gang awareness and prevention, avoiding peer pressure, Internet safety, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol (including prescription drugs). Academy activities and homework assignments are designed to help Student Officers develop self esteem and self confidence, work within a team, and build leadership skills. The Academy also includes physical training and health classes, stressing the importance of an active lifestyle and nutritious diet in maintaining health. School Resource Officers and Youth Counselors (most of whom are high school students who graduated the Student Police Academy themselves) will act as positive role models and mentors for Student Officers.


In the last 15 years, over 3,200 students have graduated from the Lowell Student Police Academy. These students have carried the confidence, discipline, and leadership skills they learned in the Academy over to their academic and extracurricular pursuits. They also feel more equipped to deal with peer pressure and bullying and are more comfortable interacting with authority figures such as police officers and teachers.

Please call 978-937-8943