FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County high school students with plans to enter law enforcement are invited to apply for the 26th Annual Sheriff Youth Week program.

This challenging weeklong program, to be held from July 9 through 13 at the Monmouth County Police Academy, offers youths the opportunity to participate in police academy-style training and instructional sessions led by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement officials.

“I’m very proud that many of our graduates discovered law enforcement as a career choice at Sheriff Youth Week and have gone on to professions in law enforcement and public safety,” said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden.

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During the week, “recruits” report to the Freehold-based academy at 7:45 a.m. daily for academic instruction, drill and physical training and ceremonies before concluding at 4 p.m.

Sheriff Youth Week culminates with a formal graduation ceremony on the program’s final day at the Monmouth County Police Academy, with parents and friends encouraged to attend.

The application deadline is Friday, June 1. There is no fee to participate, and a background check is completed on all applicants.

To obtain an application, click here. Additional information on Sheriff Youth Week is also available by clicking here.

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