Youth Police Academy Returns For Seventh Year

RAHWAY—The Rahway Police Department will hold their seventh annual Youth Police Academy next month. The academy is a free one week program for young adults ages 11 – 15, which is designed to increase awareness of law enforcement and our organization.

The classes will begin June 23, at 8:00 a.m. Applications can be obtained by calling the Rahway Police Department Juvenile Bureau at 732-669-3612 or by visiting Applications are due by June 6. Space is limited.

The 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. 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. 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.

Parental consent is required before anyone is allowed to participate in the program.

For questions regarding the Rahway Youth Police Academy, contact the Detective Dawn Rodger at 732-669-3612 or visit

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