Youth Police Academy
WHAT IS POLICE YOUTH WEEK?
The Piscataway Township Police Department has found that education has been the most effective way in gaining understanding and support from the community. Through implementation of Youth Week, the Piscataway Township Police Department offers youth a new insight into how police officers perform their duties, as well as how the department serves the community. The success of the police department depends largely upon the amount of cooperation and support it receives from the citizens it serves.
WHEN IS POLICE YOUTH WEEK?
The Police Youth Week lasts five days, concluding with graduation. This year's dates are June 24 – 28, 2019. The classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHO MAY ATTEND POLICE YOUTH WEEK?
Police Youth Week is open to any youth, who live or attend school in Piscataway, will be entering 7th or 8th grade in September 2019, and have an interest about their police department and law enforcement.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF POLICE YOUTH WEEK?
The purpose of Police Youth Week is to foster better communications between youth and police through education. Police Youth Week will create a nucleus of well-informed youth who will possess greater insight into police practices and services. Previous youth participating have attended Police Youth Week with the career of law enforcement in mind. Teaching pride, respect, responsibility, teamwork, and increasing ones self-esteem is an important objective of Police Youth Week.
WHAT IS THE COURSE CURRICULUM OF POLICE YOUTH WEEK?
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 will include: Patrol Functions, Officer Safety, Drill and Ceremony, Crime Scene Processing, Radar and Traffic Laws, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Unit Demonstration. This year’s curriculum will include a trip to the New State Police Museum in West Trenton, NJ. In addition, the youth’s day will consist of light calisthenics, recreational team building activities, and basic police procedures.
WHAT IS THE COST OF POLICE YOUTH WEEK?
The Police Youth Week is free to Township Residents. A t-shirt, shorts, hat, a water bottle and learning materials will be provided.
WHAT DO I DO IF I AM INTERESTED?
Those interested can obtain an application by downloading one here. Applications must be returned to Police Headquarters by June 2, 2019. Our mailing address is Piscataway Township Police, Attn: Comunity Policing Section, 555 Sidney Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Those who would like additional information can contact Detective Tishun Myers of the Community Policing Section at (732) 562-2358 or Detective Calvin Laughlin of the Community Policing Section at (732) 562-2349.