WEST NEW YORK – The West New York Police Youth Academy was established in July 2014. Our program concentrates on teaching the children of the Municipality of West New York the adequate skills needed to pursue a career in the public sectors, just to give examples, Military, Police, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, S.W.A.T team, and Sheriff’s Department. Also, the Academy will provide the cadets with proper tools to be able to build on leadership skills, self confidence, and pride. The program will teach cadets respect for the laws of our state and the role they play as a citizen.
The selection process for the West New York Academy is as follows: students of our educational district from grades 6th and 7th are asked to write an essay explaining their interest in law enforcement. These essays are then read by the West New York Police Youth Academy committee of five police officers who then select the cadets with the best essay.
This year, they have selected fifty students to attend the Police Youth Academy, which is scheduled to start on Monday, August 3, 2015 through August 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. in Public School Number 3, located at 600 55th Street in West New York. Their will be a graduation ceremony on Monday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. to be held at West New York Public School Number 3.
In the Academy week, the Cadets will be instructed on various police procedures, they will be taken to the State Police Academy, and interact with police officers from our department. They will be taught how to participate in a Drilling ceremony and work with each other as a team to accomplish several goals tasked to them.
The Academy will provide all cadets with Youth Academy Uniforms, breakfast, lunch, water bottles, tote bags, and a graduation ceremony.
This Academy Class was fully funded by contributions from the men and woman of the West New York Police Department.