The objective is a week of education and fun through a police academy format. The curriculum will include various presentations from guest law enforcement agencies, field trips, hands-on activities and physical training to give the recruits an idea of what is involved in becoming a Police Officer.
Who can attend?
All applicants must be Livingston residents who are entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall of 2024.
Is there a cost?
There will be a fee of $100 per attendee.
When is the Junior Police Academy?
The academy will be held from July 8 through July 12, 2024 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How can I apply?
Applications will be accepted from March 1 until April 30. The class will be limited to 60 students, so register early. You can complete the application and print it online. Once completed, the application must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not submit any applications outside of the above dates.
What if I have questions?
Please see the application for the answers to many questions. If your question is not answered by the FAQ, please contact Officer Joy Klapal at email@example.com or (973) 992-3000 extension #3229.
Police motorcycle demonstration
Newark Police Department helicopter
Recruits learning basic first aid.
Recruits watched the NJ State Police Polygraph Unit administer a test.
Officers from the NJ State Corrections K9 Unit gave a demonstration and met with recruits.
Recruits on a field trip to Port Authority PD at Newark Airport.
Junior Police Academy class of 2021
Attendees got to meet officers from Newark Police Department's Mounted Police Unit.
Junior Police Academy attendees pose near the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Station after taking a boat ride down the Hudson River from Alpine, NJ to the George Washington Bridge.