Rahway Police Department Offers Youth Police Academy Program

RAHWAY – City teens can learn what it is like to be a police officer through a week-long Youth Police Academy offered by the Rahway Police Department.

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. Teens will learn about accident investigation, crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, water safety, patrol procedures and motor vehicle stops, among other topics.


The Youth Academy will meet daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, to Friday, July 1. Academy participants must provide their own lunch. Cadets will be required to participate to the best of their abilities in all scheduled activities, including fitness training, military drills, and water safety. 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.

Any Rahway resident between 11 and 15 years of age can apply. Applications can be obtained by calling the Juvenile Bureau at 1-732-669-3612. Space is limited; applications must be submitted before June 13. Parental consent is required before anyone is allowed to participate in the program.

For more information about the Rahway Youth Police Academy, contact Sgt. Dawn Rodger at 1-732-669-3612 or visit http://www.rahwaypolice.com/cat_youth_academy.htm

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