The Youth Police Academy is designed to provide young adults with a
better understanding of police in today’s society. This academy will
expose cadets to some of the training, procedures and technology
utilized by police officers in order to provide the tools necessary
to form objective opinions regarding police action. The Rahway
Police Department hopes to increase the awareness and appreciation
of law enforcement and our organization.
Graduating Class Summer 2013
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Police Department would like to congratulate the 12th
class of The Rahway Police Youth Academy. The week long program was
completed on July 12th 2013 at the John. H. Stamler
Police Academy with a graduation ceremony. The class covered a
variety of police topics in class including fingerprinting, accident
investigation and water safety. The graduates for 2013 are: David
Brown, Emmanuel Brown, Katherine Fitzharris, Aaron Fuller, Patrick
Green, Alexa Lugo, Jesse Minch, Caroline Mull, Nicholas Nemeth,
Deanna Richardson, Michael Richardson, Saud Shah, Amanda Soto,
Anasia Summersett, Olivia Szyszkiewicz, Amber Tami, Jonathan Tilton,
Nicholas Weakland, Alexis Wysocki.
HOW DOES THE YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY WORK?
The Youth Academy is
a one-week program, which will meet daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30
p.m., Monday, June 23rd to June 27th.
Academy participants must
provide their own lunch and a bottle of water for physical
Cadets will be required to participate to
the best of their abilities in all scheduled activities, including
fitness training, military drills, water safety, etc. The Youth
Police Academy is not a "boot camp" for troubled youth. It is
designed to operate like an actual police academy for those
interested in law enforcement.
WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COVERED IN THE YOUTH
The following topics are covered during
- Accident Investigation
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Water Safety
- Sheriff’s Department Canine Demonstration
- Internet Safety
- Physical Fitness Training
WHO CAN APPLY TO THE ACADEMY?
Any City resident between 11 and 15 years
of age can apply. Applications can be obtained by calling the
Juvenile Bureau at 732/ 669-3612 or by
downloading one here.
Space is limited so please submit applications before June 2,
The Youth Academy will adhere to a strict
paramilitary code of conduct. All cadets will be expected to conduct
themselves in accordance with these rules and the Youth Academy’s
dress code. Uniform shirts will be provided by the academy.
You have the option of purchasing additional tee shirts at the cost
of $10 per shirt. You must include payment (CASH ONLY) for extra
shirts at the time of application. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ORDERS
WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Parental consent is required before anyone
is allowed to participate in the program.
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
For questions regarding the Rahway Youth
Police Academy, please contact the Sergeant Dawn Rodger at 732/
To print an overview of the Youth Police
Academy please click