Junior Police Academy

Junior Police AcademySince 2004, the Jefferson Township Police Department has operated an annual Junior Police Academy. Held during the month of August, up to 50 students ages 11 to 14, both male and female, can sign up to participate. 

The Junior Police Academy is a week-long event where cadets report daily and participate in numerous police-related activities designed to give them an insight into the law enforcement profession. At the end of the week, there is a graduation ceremony and the cadets are awarded Certificates of Commendation for their successful completion of the academy. 

Register online for the Junior Police Academy.

Academy Demonstrations

Cadets are introduced to physical training (JPG) and drill instruction (JPG), and each day a new law enforcement topic is introduced. To date, law enforcement related demonstrations have included:

Cadets were also introduced to collection of evidence at a crime scene (JPG), navigating an obstacle course while wearing DWI goggles (JPG), and the New Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JPG).

Helpful Resources

If you have any questions regarding the Junior Police Academy, you can contact our School Resource Officer, Police Officer Chris Fabian at 973-697-1300.