Rethinking Crime Prevention
Pat Fuller and how he came to make youth a priority.
The Power to Change the Way Kids See the World
Sgt. Robert Goetz explains how the Junior Police Academy helps police officers better represent the government to citizens.
5 Ways to Prep a Guest Speaker
Sgt Robert Goetz explains how he prepares a guest speaker for the Junior Police Academy.
Justifying the Expense of the Program
Sgt Robert Goetz, Everett Police Department (WA), justifies expense of JPA.
Expectations of Our School Resource Officers
Sgt Robert Goetz, Everett Police Department (WA), explains his set of expectations for the School Resource Officers within the EPD.
Seeing A Need
Chief Tom Clemons discusses how the Junior Police Academy filled the need in his community to establish a better relationship with the youth.
Chief Tom Clemons began his Alaska law enforcement career in 1972 with the Petersburg, Alaska Police Department where he attained the rank of sergeant. In 1974, Chief Clemons joined the Alaska State Troopers. During his tenure with the Troopers, he was stationed in Anchorage, Paxson (during the pipeline construction years), Juneau, and Palmer, as well as being assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Chief Clemons retired from the Troopers as a First Sergeant in 1995 and went to work as the Director of Security for the First National Bank of Anchorage. Longing for law enforcement, he became the Chief of Police in Sand Point, Alaska in 1998 and then moved on to Wrangell in 2000. In 2003, Chief Clemons accepted the Chief's position in Seward and has been here ever since. He is the current president of AACOP (Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police), past vice chair for the Alaska Police Standards Council, a member of APOA (Alaska Police Officer's Association, and LEEDA. He also serves on the advisory groups of D.A.R.E. Alaska, AML Law Enforcement Liability Pool, Junior Police Academy, Western States COPS Program, Seaview Community Services, and ALEISS. Chief Clemons currently serves as the chair of the Mountain Pacific Region of the State Association of Chiefs of Police which encompasses 12 western states.