High School-aged students get opportunity to attend police academy and experience law enforcement training

Monmouth County, NJ - Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted from Monmouth County high school aged students for participation in the 19th Annual Sheriff Youth Week program. Deadline for applications is June 10th.  This challenging weeklong program, held at the Monmouth County Police Academy in Freehold July 11th through July 15th affords participants the opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy-style training and instructional sessions by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. There is no fee for participation.

“Recruits” report daily by 7:45 AM with the day ending at 4:00 PM. Each day is filled with academic instruction as well as drill, physical training and ceremonies. Demonstrations include a CSI type style investigation where students will solve a mock crime scene, familiarization with firearms training, bicycle patrol unit presented by sheriff’s officers, self defense and K-9 training. Sheriff Youth Week concludes with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday with parents and friends encouraged to attend.

“I’m very proud that many of our Sheriff Youth Week graduates discovered law enforcement as a career choice at Sheriff Youth Week and have gone on to professions in law enforcement and public safety,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.

For information about Sheriff Youth Week, contact Undersheriff Ted Freeman at 732-577-5748 or log onto www.monmouthsheriff.org to download an application.