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Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced today that classes will begin for her department’s Youth Police Academy on Saturday, March 11th. The first session of the program will take place over the course of three consecutive Saturdays, ending on March 25, 2017 with a graduation ceremony.
“The Sheriff’s Department is excited to once again offer the children of Burlington County a quality education on safety, fire, and law enforcement subjects through our Youth Police Academy,” said Sheriff Jean Stanfield.
“Our Youth Police Academy is designed to introduce students to the field of law enforcement,” added Stanfield. “Participants will become familiar with the teamwork involved in effective law enforcement and learn how to make their communities safer.”
The program, which focuses on safety issues important to youth, is free and covers topics such as:
“Just like the Police and Teens Together program, the Youth Police Academy provides an opportunity for youth and officers to connect and build stronger, positive relationships,” concluded Sheriff Stanfield.
Those interested in attending should call the Sheriff’s Community Services Unit at 609-265-3788. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Human Services Building located at 795 Woodlane Road in Westampton. Morning snacks are provided on each of the Saturday mornings.