CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is proud to announce it will be hosting its 14th Annual Cranford Police Youth Academy.

According to the release, the academy will begin Monday, July 6 and conclude on Friday, July 10. Classes are run daily from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This law enforcement educational experience is for students graduating grades 6-8 this school year.

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 program gives Cranford youth the opportunity to see some of the aspects of the Cranford Police Department.

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The deadline for applications is Friday, April 10th at 4:00 p.m. There is a $90 registration fee.

Please contact Detective Steven D’Ambola with any questions (908) 709-7336 or Captain Joseph Van Bergen at

The Application Packet can be downloaded directly at: