Spokane Police, River Park Square, Mobius to host Jr. Police Academy

Children of all ages invited to participate

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 12:24 p.m.

The Spokane Police Department, River Park Square and Mobius Children’s Museum are teaming up to put on Spokane’s first-ever Junior Police Academy event. This event will be held in the River Park Square atrium on Saturday, January 24, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Children of all ages are invited to participate in the event, which will feature a police patrol car for kids to explore, a K-9 demonstration, an opportunity for kids to dress up in police gear, coloring with a cop, and free child identity packets from Operation Family ID.

The Spokane Police Department is partnering with River Park Square and Mobius Children’s Museum at River Park Square to host Spokane’s first Junior Police Academy event.

The event will be held on January 24, 2015, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the atrium of River Park Square.


Attending children will have the opportunity to participate in several free, fun and educational stations:

  1. Explore a real police patrol car
  2. Talk with a K-9 officer and his K-9 partner
  3. Dress up in police gear and take a photo
  4. Color with a cop (police badge coloring pages provided)
  5. Sign up with Operation Family ID*

Children who complete at least three of the four stations will receive official certification as a Junior Spokane Police Officer and a free day pass to Mobius Children’s Museum.

Two Spokane K-9 officers will be demonstrating how police dogs work and what they are used for. At the Color with a Cop station, children will have a special coloring project hosted by police officers. Children will also have the opportunity to don police gear and pose for pictures to go along with their certificate. Finally, Operation Family ID will be giving parents free identity packets for their children. *Operation Family Identification (OFID) is a community service program directly tied to the Missing & Exploited Children Organization and Amber Alert. This program is administered by Spokane C.O.P.S. Identification kits include a digital photograph and fingerprints. In the event a loved one is missing, a family member can forward the critical information quickly to local law enforcement agencies for the production of flyers and media distribution.

This event will be a “first come, first serve” event with no sign up necessary. For information visit our blog page at SpokaneCity.org.

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