Junior Police Academy graduates 57 boys and girls

A graduation ceremony is held Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, for the Junior Police Academy in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

It was a big day for a group of young boys and girls who graduated from the junior Police Academy.

In total, 57 young people graduated from the three-week course.

While there, they learned things like leadership, accountability and problem-solving.

If your child is between the ages of 11 and 17 and would like to get involved in next year's academy, contact the Bakersfield Police Activities League.