Boston Police program inspires young people to good citizenship through an appreciation of the role of law enforcement in our community. This past Friday at Fenway Park, Mayor Thomas M. Menino; Boston Police Commissioner Albert E. Goslin; and Boston Red Sox President & CEO Larry Luccino joined with participants of the Junior Police Academy and their families at an appreciation ceremony to honor the most recent participants of the 10th Annual Boston Police Junior Police Academy. All junior recruits, accompanied by their parents or guardian, received recognition for their successful completion of the one week program designed to provide youth with an inside look at local law enforcement, the duties that they perform and the encounters they face on a daily basis. The event included an essay contest, in which participants were invited to write about their experiences. You can read the winning entry online. Download file The Boston Police Junior Police Academy program is a highly successful education program, which continues to expand in popularity every year. This program introduces youth to law enforcement career options giving students a chance to explore the career opportunities in a "hands-on" environment. Link to a short photo gallery showing some highlights of the 10th Annual Jr. Police academy.