Junior Police Academy 07/10 - 07/14

The Denville Police Department will be holding our annual Junior Police Academy the week of July 10th through July 14th. This year’s Academy will be held at Morris Knolls High School located at 50 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, NJ.

Enrollment for the Academy will be restricted to 65 recruits. All applicants must be Denville residents between the ages of 11 and 14 who are currently in the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The first 65 eligible applications received will determine who is accepted to this year’s recruit class. Any eligible applications received after the first 65 will be placed on a waiting list. If any of the first 65 applicants decide not to participate, the waiting list will then be used to fill any openings. The waiting list will also function on a first come, first served basis.

Applications can be downloaded HERE).  No applications will be accepted before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd. All returned applications and attached waivers/releases should be filled out completely. Doctor forms can be turned in the first day of the academy. Any application returned that is not filled out completely or as instructed may be subject to disqualification. The application deadline is Friday, June 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Absolutely no applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Our objective is a week of education and fun through a Police Academy format. The week long curriculum will include various presentations from guest law enforcement agencies, hands on activities and physical training to give the students an idea of what is involved in becoming a Police Officer. Some of the agencies participating in this year’s program include the Morris County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 and Bomb Squad, the New Jersey State Police TEAMS Unit, and the NJSP North Star helicopter. The Academy will culminate in a graduation ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14th. Each recruit’s family is invited to attend the ceremony.

The daily schedule is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Recruits are to be dropped off at Morris Knolls High School no later than 7:50 a.m. on each day. Transportation to and from the Academy is the responsibility of the recruit’s parent or guardian. Please be prompt when dropping off and picking up your children.

Each recruit is required to have his or her own lunch for the first 4 days. Please label all lunch containers with the recruit’s name. Water will be provided to all recruits during physical training exercises and other physical activities. On Friday, July 14th, the Academy will provide a free lunch (pizza) to all recruits.

In order to offset the costs of the Academy, there will be a $75.00 fee for each recruit. This fee will be collected on Monday, July 10th from each recruit. Please do not send cash and all checks or money orders should be made out to: Denville Junior Police Academy.
We are hopeful that the interaction that will take place between your children and the members of our police department will have a positive effect on all involved. As police officers, we thoroughly enjoy participating in this program each year and look forward to working with your children!

If you should have any questions regarding this program, please contact Officer Adam Temporale at 973-627-4900 ext. 383.