Junior Police Academy began in the 2003-2004 school year. It is a ½ credit semester long course being offered at Two Rivers High School. Students are learning the procedures used by law enforcement and the reason behind those procedures. Class lessons include lecture/discussion, hands on demonstrations, guest speakers, videos and field trips. The course is open to any junior or senior who wishes to truly understand what police officers do and why they do it. The program will take the mystery out of law enforcement procedures and policies thereby transforming young people's attitudes toward police and their role in society. The curriculum for the course was purchased through a joint donation from the Two Rivers Optimist Club and the Two Rivers Crime Prevention Committee. The class is part of a nationwide program that is present in many school districts and endorsed by President Bush. Any questions about the program can be directed to the TRHS Police School Liaison Officer, Officer Melissa Arps at 793-7187 or 686-7200.