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Junior Police Academy

Conducted once per year, based on demand, this popular program has become more and more successful each time! It is set up to provide middle school-aged boys and girls with a week-long snapshot of what it is like to be a police officer. All "recruits" are awarded certificates of completion at a graduation ceremony. 

Junior Police Academy Registration Opens: 5/15/23 @ 8am EST
Registration Closes: Closed as of 6/26/23 @7am EST

Once All Spots Are Full: Please email SRO/Ptl. Juliano at: to request to be added to a waiting list.

Dates: July 17 - July 21 ----- 9AM - 3PM

This is a First-Come First-Served program based on application returns. 

All applications must be returned to the Police Desk (530 Newark Pompton Turnpike) with all sections completed.  You can return the application at any time of the day.

Academy Details

Some of the highlights of this week-long experience include:

  • Firearms Safety & Demonstration Course at Reloaderz
  • Attendance at a Municipal Court session
  • Daily Physical Training
  • Fingerprinting/Crime Scene presentation
  • Firearms demonstration
  • First Aid and Fire Department presentations
  • Inspection
  • K-9 presentation
  • Ride-a-long with an on-duty police officer
  • Special Response Team presentation
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