America's Greatest Tribute to THE POLICE


America's Greatest Tribute to THE POLICE

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   Get ready to dive into the media world of The Police Academy: the ultimate tribute to The Police! Step inside their gallery and get a glimpse of the band’s electrifying performances that will leave you wanting more. Here, you won’t need a time machine to see The Police in their prime. From stunning photos that capture the energy and passion of each show, to videos that showcase the band’s exceptional talent and stage presence. And if you want to stay up-to-date with all things TPA, don’t forget to follow them on Instagram for behind-the-scenes exclusives and subscribe to their YouTube channel for a never-ending stream of extraordinary performances. Get ready to be blown away by The Police Academy!



I've never seen a Police tribute band before and actually didn't even know there WAS one until I saw the promo for The Police Academy.  I was and am a huge Police fan, and since you can't see the real thing anymore (Police RIP!), I bought tickets for my wife and I to check it out.
I have to say though that I didn't allow myself to imagine that they would be all that good, because Police material runs such a wide gamut (punk to pop to jazz, yikes!).
The crazy thing is that this band (young dudes) put the time in, and clearly have the skills to do the songs justice!  We were pretty shocked, to be honest, and in a very good way because we didn't expect much.  The band members took it a step further and attempted to replicate the look and wardrobe etc. of the early Police, and it was just so much fun!
If you haven't ever seen a great band bangin' out the Police hits, neither had anyone else that was there (place was packed), because the dance floor was jammin' with happy smiling people.  
Plus it was only like $20 or $25 (can't remember exactly), and I can only imagine what I'd need to pay to see an actual Police reunion (and I would!).
We can't wait to see this band again!

Young H.

Jumping Jack Flash

The Police Academy packed the room for their authentic, high-energy show. Talented, professional, and absolutely worth seeing!


Owner - Campus Jax

The Police Academy Tribute Band blew me away at their debut! All three of the members are very talented musicians and know how to get a crowd excited and itching for more! They sound just like the real deal and their costumes add to the fun giving their audience the feeling as if they were at a real Police show.

Eva J.


If you’re a die-hard fan of The Police, then you absolutely cannot miss The Police Academy – America’s greatest tribute to the iconic band. Don’t just take our word for it though, let the five-star reviews from both fans and critics speak for themselves!

Critics have hailed The Police Academy as the best Police tribute in America, and it’s not hard to see why. From the moment the band takes the stage, you’ll be transported back in time to the heyday of Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland. The attention to detail is impeccable, from the flawless renditions of hits like “Roxanne” and “Message in a Bottle” to the uncanny resemblance of each band member. It’s almost as if The Police themselves have been brought from the 1980s to today for one unforgettable night.

Fans can’t get enough of The Police Academy either, with rave reviews pouring in from all corners of the country. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to The Police’s music, this tribute band is sure to leave you singing along and reminiscing about the good old days. So why wait? See what fans, critics, and venues have to say about The Police Academy, America’s greatest tribute to The Police!

Joshua Jones as Sting

Born on Sting’s 37th birthday, Joshua began his musical career at an early age, starring in musicals and choir performances beginning at 4 years old. He then progressed to playing drums and performing as Ringo in his father’s Beatles tribute band before moving on to playing with adult jazz bands through middle and high school, winning state awards for his drumming.

Discovering Eddie Van Halen in middle school, Joshua went on to form an original rock band, Menace, as the guitarist, lead singer, and principal songwriter. Opening for such acts as Randy Hansen and Peter Frampton, Menace won many battle of the bands, Joshua also winning numerous guitar competitions.

In his early 20’s, Joshua was asked to portray Paul McCartney in a Beatles tribute, having only 30 days to learn to play bass left-handed. Since then, he has performed with many of the top Beatles tributes in the world such as The Fab Four and 1964, as well as performing all over Europe and the Mediterranean. He was also the Paul McCartney in the Beatles show at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip for 5 years.

Joshua currently has many tributes, performing as Elton John, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson in Surf’s Up, Micky Dolenz in The Monkee Men, Paul McCartney in the Wings tribute Band on the Run, and of course, Sting in The Police Academy.

Christian Hernandez as Andy Summers

Christian Hernandez is a Southern California-based multi-instrumentalist with 20+ years experience playing guitar, bass and drums, and has been teaching since 2001. He currently performs with a variety of touring acts, including the legendary Wild Child (a celebration of Jim Morrison and The Doors), and Jumping Jack Flash, one of the nation’s premiere tributes to The Rolling Stones. In the tribute world, Christian has performed the music of Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Santana, The Police, The Doors, and the Beach Boys.

Christian zoomed through the guitar performance program at Berklee College of Music, earning his Bachelor of Music in Performance, in just three years. While on the east coast, Christian studied with many notable figures in jazz guitar, including Mick Goodrick, Adam Rogers and David Gilmore. He was hand-selected by the chair of the guitar department (Larry Baione) to become one of eventually only two students to be mentored. He was awarded two scholarships to Berklee while living in California, and was awarded an additional three scholarship increases during his studies at the college.

While in high school, Christian was awarded an “outstanding soloist” award at every jazz band competition, except for the last one where the venue chose not to hand out individual awards. He formed a quintet in high school and submitted his demo of original compositions to 88.1 KKJZ, where they chose his group for their first ever High School Jazz Festival combo competition, alongside OCHSA and LACHSA. Christian was awarded another “outstanding soloist” award at the competition, and his group was asked to open for David Benoit at the Long Beach Jazz Festival later that year.

Christian formed an instrumental funk/rock band, The Christian Hernandez Rotation, after returning from Berklee. His third release, Sonic Flow (2015), was engineered and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Anton Pukshansky (Santana – Supernatural, 1999). His fourth release, Enter the Void (2020), features Christian on guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards.

Christian teamed up with drummer Jon McCracken (Jumping Jack Flash, The Chambers Brothers, The Fab Four) and bassist/vocalist Joshua Jones (The Fab Four, Elton vs. Billy) to form The Police Academy, a tribute to The Police. He is also the lead guitarist of Smooth Sounds of Santana.

Jon McCracken as Stewart Copeland

Jon McCracken, a Los Angeles native, developed a passion for classic rock after being introduced to The Beatles at a very young age. His interest in music led him to begin to learn the drums at the age of six, drawing inspiration from Ringo Starr and starting with an improvised drum set made of pots and pans with wooden spoons for drumsticks.

Jon’s parents and relatives introduced him to many great artists in classic rock and jazz throughout his childhood, including Queen, The Who, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and many others. Not to mention The Police!

Throughout his school years, Jon actively participated in music, joining his high school’s drum line, marching band, and jazz band. Following his graduation, he enrolled in the PIT program at Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA, where he studied with top musicians and began to learn about the music industry.

At the age of 18, Jon began performing with various bands, including festival-headlining Irish techno band Sonic Impulse, and even managed to sneak into Southern California bars for gigs until he turned 21.

In a remarkable turn of events in 2011, at the age of 20, Jon received the incredible opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC with an original band he was in called Arrest My Sister. During this period, he was also performing in 15-20 bands and playing almost every night.

In 2017, Jon auditioned for the national touring Rolling Stones tribute, Jumping Jack Flash, and a year later, he secured the position of the show’s media manager. Presently, Jon continues to reside in Los Angeles and pursues his musical career performing with major acts such as Jumping Jack Flash, The Chambers Brothers, The Fab Four, The Who Experience, and now The Police Academy!

From a young age, Jon found great inspiration in The Police. There were times when he would spend an entire month solely listening to their music. Throughout his career as a musician, the influence of Stewart Copeland could be heard in his playing, especially in the studio. Copeland also served as one of Jon’s primary influences for adopting the traditional grip early on in his drumming journey. When the opportunity to co-create a tribute band for the Police arose, Jon joined without hesitation.