RAHWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT’S
16th ANNUAL YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY

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.

HOW DOES THE YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY WORK?

The Youth Academy is a one-week program, which will meet daily from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 – Friday, June 30, 2017. 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 are some topics are covered during the academy:

  • Physical Fitness Training
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Radar/DWI
  • Fingerprinting
  • Water Safety
  • Sheriff’s Department Canine Demonstration
  • Internet Safety
  • Accident Investigation

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WHO CAN APPLY TO THE ACADEMY?

Any Rahway resident between 11 and 15 years of age can apply. You must submit a current copy of your report card with the application. Space is limited so please submit applications before May 17, 2017.

Download Youth Academy Application

 


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. For the program to be successful both individually and overall, full participation is required. Each accepted cadet is required to attend every day of the program. There are no exceptions for driving tests, vacations, sports programs or other activities.

Note: At any time the program director may terminate a youth from participating in the Academy for lack of participation or non-compliance with the rules. As such, each parent and participant should be well acquainted with the requirements. Moreover, as stated above, the academy requires a level of focus and discipline that, initially, cadets may find daunting. It is incumbent upon both parents and participants to see the entire program through to completion. The Academy is in high demand and once someone is accepted and agrees to participate, that admitted cadet takes the place of another willing and hopeful applicant. As such, both parents/guardians and applicants should review this entire application and apply to the program with a full understanding of what is required and expected. Automatic disqualifiers include past behavioral issues at school, school GPA below C average, or prior criminal history.

ADVISORY

Uniform shirts will be provided by the academy.  You have the option of purchasing additional tee shirts at a cost of $10 per shirt.  You must include payment – CASH ONLY – at the time you submit your application.  

ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

For questions regarding the Rahway Youth Police Academy, please contact
Lieutenant Dawn Rodger at 732-669-3612 visit our website at www.rahwaypolice.com.

 

 

 


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For more information, Contact:

Lieutenant Dawn Rodger
732.669.3612