As part of our launch, TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro, will look back at newsworthy events that happened earlier in 2017 that did not get coverage. 

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The 18th annual Junior Police Academy was held the week of June 26 to June 30.  This year’s eighth graders enjoyed a full week of fun and educational activities.  The class of 22 recruits learned from the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team including Hasbrouck Heights’ members Capt. Rinke, Lt. Colaneri and Det. Behr.

The “recruits” learned discipline, enjoyed the “P.T.,” toured the Bergen County Jail and visited the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department’s Pistol Range.  For the first time, Junior Police Academy recruits joined the Palisades Parkway Police on the Hudson River.  They demonstrated water rescues and stopping of other boat operators.  The recruits were taken out on water patrol on the Hudson River.

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Recruits received their certificates and awards at a graduation ceremony at the Hasbrouck Heights VFW. Dignitaries addressing the graduates included Chief Michael Colaneri and Mayor Jack DeLorenzo. There was also a barbeque for the recruits at the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club with the assistance of the VFW and Shoprite of Lodi.

Junior Police Academy instructors included members of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department including Chief Michael Colaneri, Captain Joseph Rinke, Detective Lt. Michael Colaneri , Detective Sgt. Alan Baker, Detective John Behr, Detective Brad Dussault, Ptl. Dom D’Amico, Ptl. Joe Olivo and Ptl. Kevin Condal, and Michael Stillman of  Hasbrouck Heights Schools. In addition, past graduates returned to assist the instructors.

 

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