Youth Police Academy

The Piscataway Township Police Department (PTPD) has found that education is the most effective way in gaining understanding and support from the community. Through the implementation of the Youth Police Academy, the PTPD offers Township youth a new insight into how police officers perform their duties, as well as how the department serves the community, by teaching respect, responsibility, pride, and teamwork. The success of the police department depends largely upon the amount of cooperation and support it receives from the citizens it serves.

This program is FREE to all Township youth residents. The following will be provided to you: t-shirt, shorts, hat, water bottle, and all learning materials. 

The instruction is comprehensive, covering different areas of the police department each day. Police officers with particular expertise will instruct each topic. A wide variety of training topics include: patrol functions, officer safety, drill and ceremony, crime scene processing, radar and traffic laws, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Unit demonstration.

Please check back soon for more information about the 2024 Youth Police Academy!