Sheriff Youth Week is open to local teens

Applications are being accepted from Monmouth County high school-age students to participate in the 17th Annual Sheriff Youth Week program July 14-18. Sheriff Youth Week is held at the Monmouth County Police Academy, 2000 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, and affords participants the opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy-style training and instructional sessions by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. There is no fee for this challenging weeklong program.

“Recruits” report daily by 7:45 a.m. with the day ending at 4 p.m. Free lunch will be provided. Each day is filled with academic instruction as well as drill and physical training. Each recruit will receive a certificate from the Monmouth County Sheriff ‘s Office upon completion of the academy. Sheriff Youth Week will conclude with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday with parents and friends encouraged to attend.

The program is open to all Monmouth County residents ages 14 and older. Interested applicants should contact Undersheriff Ted Freeman no later than June 23 at 732-577-5748.