Youth Police Academy

by Press Release-Burlington County | Feb 20, 2006
Youth Police Academy The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its Youth Police Academy program this spring, which provides three consecutive Saturday morning sessions of safety, awareness and prevention education for children ages 7 to 12.

“We are pleased to offer this successful program which gives children an opportunity to learn valuable safety lessons, while interacting with law enforcement officers in a positive setting,” Sheriff Jean E. Stanfield said.

Youth Police Academy No. 41 will be held on March 4, 11 and 18. All classes will be at the County Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton from 9 a.m. to noon. This free program is open to all Burlington County children ages 7 to 12 who pre-register.

The curriculum includes a demonstration by a law enforcement canine team, bike safety, avoiding abduction, gun safety, cultural awareness, fire safety and a demonstration by a special response team. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony, and the participants receive a T-shirt and graduation certificate.

Photographs of prior youth police academy sessions and registration forms for upcoming classes can be found on the county web site, by going to the Sheriff’s Department and selecting the Community Service Unit. Children may also be enrolled by contacting the Sheriff’s Department Community Services Unit at 609-265-3788.

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