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Police Youth Week - 2019

Somerville, NJ

Post Date:06/03/2019 2:00 PM

June 3, 2019- NEWS RELEASE

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police President and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced that they are sponsoring a 5-day “Police Youth Week” conducted by the Somerset County Police Academy.

 This program will be held from July 15 to 19, 2019 between the hours of        9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the:


Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy

402 Roycefield Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844


The goals of the program are to introduce high school students to a career in law enforcement and to develop positive interaction between students and members of the law enforcement community.

 Academy Director Dr. Richard Celeste states the program is modeled after the highly successful Somerset County Police Academy Recruit Training Program.  Instruction will be provided by Police Academy staff members and police officers from participating local police departments. The program is being sponsored by the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

 Participation in Police Youth Week will provide the attending student with an overview of various components of the criminal justice field.  The program will be conducted through both classroom and practical based exercises providing the student with not only an academic understanding but also a “hands-on” experience.  The program changes every year and is based on a four year curriculum to encourage the student to participate in the program the following year.  It should be understood that due to the course design, it is not necessary to attend a previous year in order to attend a following year program.

 The program is open to students who:

  1. Are residents of Somerset County or are enrolled in a secondary school within the County, and
  2. Are entering 9th grade through graduating seniors.

  Since 1996 this successful community program has been funded by the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police, and as such, there will be no cost for the program participants.

 Registration forms must be received by June 28, 2019. 

 To register for the program, please go to the Somerset County Police Academy website at, click on the Community Events, then select Police Youth Week. Click on the Police Youth Week Application link and complete as required.

  The Coordinator of Police Youth Week, Det. Sgt. William Brown, can be reached by email  by phone 908-541-5035 for any questions pertaining to the program.

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