The LAPF invests in the LAPD's outreach to youth in order to impart positive values and offer constructive alternatives to gang involvement so that at-risk youth can learn the skills and abilities necessary to become productive members of society. For a complete description of all LAPD Youth Programs, please click here. For more information on all youth programs available through the Los Angeles Police Department, please call the LAPD's Youth Programs Unit at 213-486-6090.
The Police Orientation and Preparation Program (POPP) is a one-of-a-kind educational experience that places career-bound law enforcement students in an established LAPD training environment. The program prepares students for the moral, ethical, and physical standards required by the LAPD and includes a rigorous, two-year college curriculum that enables high school seniors and college freshman to obtain an Associate's degree and/or transfer to a four-year university before applying to the LAPD.
Juvenile Impact Program
The Juvenile Impact Program (JIP) is a community-based intervention program for delinquent “at risk” youth in need of immediate diversion from gangs and criminal behavior. The program strives to prevent and correct negative or inappropriate behavior in youth by instilling personal accountability, discipline, self-esteem, and respect for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a regimented academic and physical training program.
***JIP is currently non-operational.***
For more information on all youth programs available through the Los Angeles Police Department, please call the LAPD's Youth Programs Unit at 213-486-6090.
LAPD Cadet Program
The LAPD Cadet Program instills discipline, leadership, academic excellence and life skills in its youth participants. The program also seeks to empower students to maximize their personal, scholastic and life potential. Its four principle goals are to recruit young men and women who are interested in building positive relationships between the police and the youth of our communities; to offer a forum in which young people can provide community service while working with law enforcement; to provide character training, public speaking and academic instruction that prepares young people for their future; and to offer physical training that will result in improved physical fitness for all who participate in the program.