RAHWAY — The Rahway Police Department’s Youth Police Academy is a one-week program, which will meet daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., from Monday, July 8 to July 12. It is 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. 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 following topics are covered during the academy: Accident Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Radar/DWI, Fingerprinting, Water Safety, Sheriff’s Department Canine Demonstration, Internet Safety and Physical Fitness Training
Any Rahway resident between 11 and 15 years of age can apply. Applications can be obtained by calling the Juvenile Bureau at 732-669-3612. Space is limited; applications must be received before June 7.
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