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 18th Annual Sheriff Youth Week program.  The deadline for applications is June 15th.   This challenging weeklong program, held at the Monmouth County Police Academy July 12th through July 16th, 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.  A field trip to the Monmouth County Fire Academy, including hands on fire training, is included in the weeklong 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.sheriffgolden.com to download an application.