CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Police Department will host its 12th Annual Cranford Police Youth Academy this June.

The program is open for students completing grades six through eight who want to learn about the different aspects of the police department, according to a press release from the CPD. The students will learn about law enforcement, receive basic training in police procedures, criminal investigations and first aid and see demonstrations of water rescue, K-9 and more.

“The primary goal of the Cranford Police Youth Academy is to encourage open communication between the youth of Cranford and members of the Cranford Police Department,” the press release reads.

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The program begins on Monday, June 25 and concludes on Friday, June 29. Classes run daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applications are due on Monday, April 30 at 3 p.m. and can be found on the department website. There is a $60 registration fee. Any questions can be directed to Detective Steven D’Ambola at 908-709-7336 or Captain Joseph Van Bergen at

To download the application directly, click here.