Calling All Cadets! Cabot Police Department Junior Police Academy 2017

Posted on 03/28/2017

The Cabot Police Department has partnered with the Cabot School District to hold the first ever Cabot Junior Police Academy.

Middle School Academy: June 12 - June 16
Junior High Academy: July 10 - July 14 

*Approximate time for the camps will be 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The academy is limited to Cabot School District students or homeschooled students who reside in the Cabot School District boundaries that will be enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year in the 5th and 6th grade for the middle school academy and the 7th and 8th grade for the junior high academy.

Registration will open Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. A booth will be set up from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in the City Plaza near the fountain beside the Cabot Police Department to turn in completed applications. After 9:00 a.m., applications will only be accepted inside the Cabot Police Department.

Each academy will be limited to the first 20 verified cadets with completed applications. Applications must be turned in by the cadet’s parent or guardian.

You must print off and complete both pages of the application. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Any applications received after the first 20 will be placed on a waiting list. Click HERE for an application. Applications are also available at the Cabot Police Department.

There is no cost to attend the Cabot Junior Police Academy. 

The Cabot Police Department Junior Police Academy gives kids the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a police cadet. It also gives the Cabot Police Department a chance to build a positive and healthy relationship with our youth.

Sgt. John Dodd who is also a Cabot School Resource Officer says, “These programs are a way of giving back to the community, helping build key character traits in our future leaders, and maybe even spark future interest in law enforcement or public service. We want kids to see that police officers are approachable and can have fun too.” 

Each day will begin at Cabot High School. Cadets will have the opportunity to participate in the following hands-on activities:

  • Swearing in ceremony
  • Tour police department, jail, communications center
  • Learn about the history and different types of officers and duties
  • Day in the life of an emergency and 911 dispatcher
  • Firearms demonstration by Special Operations Response Team
  • Internet and social media safety
  • Firearms safety
  • Crime scene work
  • Developing and lifting fingerprints
  • Police photography exercise
  • Searching for evidence
  • Plus much more!

All cadets will be provided a free t-shirt, lunch, and snacks.

There will also be a graduation ceremony that family can attend. Each cadet will be awarded a certificate.

If you have any questions, please call the Cabot Police Department at 501-843-6526 or email Sgt. John Dodd at

Special Needs Day Camp: Saturday, June 24

Approximate time for the camp is 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Cabot Junior Police Academy will also hold a Special Needs Day Camp on Saturday, June 24. Registration will open the first week in May (more information will be released closer to date).

The day camp hopes to serve approximately 50 participants. It is designed to serve school age children with disabilities (approx. 6 years old to 21 years old). The day camp will focus on their abilities and give them an opportunity to also experience what it’s like to be a police cadet.

Some of the activities include:

  • Nerf Gun Alley: Knock down targets
  • Fingerprinting: Dust and lift for fingerprints
  • Police Selfie Station: Chance to put on uniforms, vests, SWAT gear
  • Police Car: Tour a police car, ask questions
  • Plus Much More!

All cadets will be provided a Junior Police Academy t-shirt.

*Special thanks to Cabot community member Trina Price and the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market for sponsoring the academies.
*Also, thank you to the anonymous donor for funding the Special Needs Day Camp.


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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

ACE North
(Grades 9-12)

401 North Lincoln, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3546
Fax: (501) 941-3156

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746