Junior Police Academy Returns This Summer

Photo courtesy Barnegat Police Department

  BARNEGAT – Is your child interested in becoming a police officer? The Barnegat Township Police Department has the perfect opportunity.

  The Barnegat Township Junior Police Academy is returning this summer from July 8-12, open to all Barnegat students going into 5th or 6th grade! Sessions run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  Learn what a day in the life of a police officer looks with alongside Barnegat Police. The Junior Police Academy daily agenda mirrors the real police academy with physical training and drill followed by instruction and demonstrations. Students will learn all about the history of the agency, criminal investigations, the SWAT team, traffic stops, and more.

  The academy chooses 30 students from a random lottery.

To apply, download the application and return it to the department by May 31. The cost is $25 upon acceptance and includes uniforms and required accessories.

  Students chosen for the academy will be notified in June.

  If you have questions, contact community policing officer Det. Jim Purcell at 609-698-5000 Ext.262 or purcell372@barnegat.net.

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