MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce our first ever D.A.R.E. –Jr. Academy this summer. Due to an increased interest in the D.A.R.E. program, Sheriff Mildred Scott decided to implement a summer program open to all 2018-2019’s 5th and 6th graders in Middlesex County. 

This program will not only include a complete D.A.R.E. program, but will also be a junior police academy as well. The program will run for two weeks, from July 9th to 20th, 8:30am-3pm M-F. Cost will be $100 per child which will cover a t-shirt, a ball cap, a water bottle, give outs, and a graduation party at commencement. 

Our Jr. Academy/D.A.R.E. class will be held at the Middlesex County Prosecutors training center on West Patrol Rd. in Edison. Recruits will be responsible for their own lunches and snacks, as well as their own “gym style” shorts (fingertip length at least) and sneakers.

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Our daily routine will resemble academy-like scheduling. Mornings will consist roughly of –Roll Call –Platoon Formation –D.A.R.E. lessons, -Lunch. Afternoons will consist roughly of –Drill –multiple exciting demos and police lessons –P.T. 

We are limited to 50 seats, so please respond in a timely manner for an application; checks and completed forms will be due by the last week of April. 

Please contact Sgt. Frank Sautner, Sheriff's Officer Tracey Miello, or Sheriff's Officer Rob Galiardo at 732-745-5909 this week between the hours of 8-4 to schedule a pickup time for the full packet.