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Edison Junior Police Academy Graduates More Than 130 Students

Edison Junior Police Academy Students Credits: Edison Police Department
Edison Junior Police Academy student wearing police protective gear. Credits: Edison Police Department
Edison Junior Police Academy students in formation. Credits: Edison Police Department
Edison Junior Police Academy Students witnessed a mock car chase and felony stop demonstrated by Edison Police Officers Credits: Edison Police Department
Edison Junior Police Academy students doing push-ups. Credits: Edison Police Department
Edison Junior Police Academy students Edison Firefighter demonstrate the “Jaws of Life” Credits: Edison Police Department
Edison Junior Police Academy students experience holding a firehose. Credits: Edison Police Department
Edison Junior Police Academy students spent the day with the Edison Fire Department. Credits: Edison Police Department

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Police Department's Junior Police Academy recently graduated its second and final class for the summer of 2014 last Friday.

2014 marked the 16th year for the Junior Police Academy in Edison, which is one of the longest running and largest junior academies in New Jersey.

This summer alone, over 130 middle-school age children went through the program.

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The Edison Police Department conducted the Junior Police Academy in two separate sessions held on Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The academy was open to all Edison middle school students who are entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade as of this coming September.

During each five-day session, the academy participants experienced the following activities: Mock Car Chase and Felony Stop, DEA Presentation, NJTPD K-9 Demo, NJSP Helicopter Landing, Edison Fire Department "Jaws of Life" Demo, DWI Education, NJ State Police Boat Trip to NY Harbor, Dodge ball and much, much more.

 

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