Youth/JUNIOR Police AcademIES 

The Sheriff’s Department provides two programs for children ages 7 to 12 years of age. We have split this program into a junior police academy for ages 7-9 and a youth academy for ages 10-12 years of age.  These programs  run on three consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and offers children education on safety, fire, and law enforcement subjects. Morning snacks are provided on each of the Saturday mornings.

Example Programs

An example of the programs offered are:

  • Avoiding Abduction
  • Fire Safety
  • Gun Safety
  • Police Canine (K9)
  • Safety With Strangers


Youth Police Academ- Spring Session (ages 10-12)  9am-12pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Junior Police Academy -  Spring Session (ages 7-9) 9am-12pm

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, May 02, 2020


To register for upcoming Burlington County Youth Police Academy classes, please fill-in and print out the following registration form (PDF).

Registration forms can be mailed to:

Burlington County Sheriff’s Department
Community Services Unit
PO Box 6000
Mount Holly, NJ 08060-6000

Expression of Interest

If you do not wish to register your child at this time but are interested in future training classes, you may complete an online Youth Police Academy expression of interest form. For any questions, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 609-265-3788.


Photos of children at the Police Academy