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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The Rahway 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 training!!!!

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 POLICE ACADEMY?

The following topics are covered during the academy:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Radar/DWI
  • Fingerprinting
  • 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 hereSpace is limited so please submit applications before June 2, 2014.

ADVISORY

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/ 669-3612.

To print an overview of the Youth Police Academy please click here.
 

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