WFPD holds Junior Police Academy graduation for first session

Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 8:39 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Some young teens in Wichita Falls got a taste of what it takes to be a Wichita Falls police officer.

A few are now even looking to join in the future after graduating from the Junior Police Academy on Friday.

The kids got a firsthand experience of what it takes to work for the WFPD.

Laurens Johannig, a student from a German military family, was nominated by officers as the student representative for his effort and passion throughout the five-day course. He even got a chance to address his peers at graduation.

“As a German myself, I really enjoyed this academy,” said Johannig. “I got to learn all the basics of what a true American cop does and how to handle certain situations, and some of you all sitting here will sit here again in a couple years graduating as a real police officer.”

After the ceremony ended, the joke was made that Johannig would have to get dual citizenship so he could come back as a police officer.

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