High School Students Offered Taste Of Police Training Through ‘Police Youth Week’

Somerset-County-Police-AcademyFranklin High School students who may be interested in police work can get a taste of the training during a 5-day “Police Youth Week” program at the Somerset County Police Academy in Hillsborough.

The program, open to all Somerset County high school students – including those who will be entering high school and graduating seniors – is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21-24.

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, according to a press release about the program.

Instruction will be provided by Police Academy staff members and police officers from participating municipal 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, according to the release.

There is no cost for the program. Registration forms must be received by June 14, 2013.  To register for the program, candidates can download a registration form at: www.somersetcountypoliceacademy.com.

The coordinator of Police Youth Week, Det. Brian Giannini, can be reached by email giannini@co.somerset.nj.us or by phone (908) 541-5038 with any questions pertaining to the program.

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