Kids, learn about safety and become a Junior Police Officer

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:50 a.m.

The Spokane Police Department (SPD), the Downtown Spokane Partnership and River Park Square are partnering to present Junior Police Academy. This free, family event will be held at River Park Square, Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

“We are so excited about the continuation of Junior Police Academy,” says Elizabeth Hooker. “It’s a fun opportunity for kiddos to meet their local law enforcement while learning about safety in our community.”

Junior Police Academy is open to “kids” of all ages, and will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet with Spokane Police Department officers and other downtown security agencies, engage in a Mobius Children’s Museum Craft, learn about the SPD K-9 Unit and Mounted Patrol, explore law enforcement vehicles and dress up like an officer. Local C.O.P.S. volunteers will be in hand with Kids ID Kits. Kids can collect stamps at each activity and receive a Junior Police Officer certificate.

We hope to see you there!

  • What: Kids Junior Police Academy
  • When: Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: River Park Square at 808 W. Main Ave.

About the Spokane Police Department Community Outreach
Spokane Police Department is committed to continual quality engagement with the community at every level of our department. One sergeant and two officers are assigned to the Community Outreach Unit. These officers employ long-term strategies at a deeper level of community engagement and outreach, helping to maintain our relationships with partner organizations. The members of the SPD Community Outreach Unit engage in ongoing conversations with community leaders across a wide spectrum of interests and attend a multitude of meetings and events.

About River Park Square
River Park Square (, located in the heart of downtown Spokane, is the Inland Northwest’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The center, anchored by Nordstrom, includes a 20-screen AMC Theater, a mix of 60 national and regional retailers and restaurants, and Mobius Kids, a children’s museum. The adjoining parking garage is open daily and offers convenient covered parking. Special early-bird and evening rates are available.

About Downtown Spokane
The DSP is a private, non-profit membership organization that serves as Spokane's central city advocate and service provider, dedicated to enhancing the quality and vitality of Downtown Spokane as the basis for a healthy region. The DSP accomplishes its mission through advocating for public policies, business and project development, quality planning, physical improvement projects, public safety, beautification, and marketing programs that ensure downtown's continued success. To learn more, visit

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