PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township Police Department offers youth a new insight into how police officers perform their duties, as well as how the department serves the community during Police Youth Week.

Applications are available for the 2016 Police Youth Week which lasts five days, concluding with graduation. This year’s dates are July 11 – 15, and the classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The program is open to any youth who lives or attends school in Piscataway, is entering 7th or 8th grade in September 2016, and has an interest about their police department and law enforcement as a career.

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There is no cost to attend, but seats are limited.

The instruction is comprehensive, covering different areas of the police department each day. Piscataway Police Officers with particular expertise will instruct each topic. There will be a wide variety of training topics including Patrol Functions, Crime Scene Processing, Radar and Traffic Laws, K-9 Unit, Drill and Ceremony and Emergency Services Unit Demonstration.

This year’s curriculum will include a trip to the New State Police Museum in West Trenton, NJ. The youth day will consist of light calisthenics, marching, recreational team building activities, and basic police procedures.

Those interested in attending Police Youth Week can obtain an application at Piscataway Police Headquarters, 555 Sidney Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854; or download one at www.ptpd.net.

For additional information, please contact Detective Calvin Laughlin of the Community Policing Section at (732) 562-2349.