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Union County Sheriff's Youth Police Academy Graduation

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Credits: Jim Lowney
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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan congratulates the graduates of the 2016 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Police Academy during a ceremony at the Rahway High School Performing Arts Center. More than 90 middle and high school students from throughout Union County participated in this year’s program.

Recruits in the youth academy received hands-on experience in a wide variety of emergency services and law enforcement functions and training. In addition, the youths had the opportunity to learn respect for law enforcement through positive interaction during their time in the program.

During the two-week program, the teens engaged in a physical training regime twice a day while attending lectures on subjects such as crime scene investigations, K-9 and motor vehicle stops.

Through classes trips and visits by guest speakers, the recruits met with representatives from the Elizabeth Police Department, the Union County Police Department, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Union County Corrections, the Union County SWAT Team, the New Jersey State Police, NJ department of Corrections, Elizabeth EMS, the Kenilworth Police Department, the Hillside Police Department, the Roselle Police Department and the Cranford Police Department.

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Food Truck Festival and Car Show at Saint Joseph High School on April 28

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An Evening of Shining Stars Set for Friday May 4th

April 21, 2018

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How to Report Potholes in Union County

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"We certainly encourage drivers and commuters to report any pothole they encounter on roads throughout Union County to the responsible authority," said ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Rummage Sale

Green Home & Garden

Sun, April 22, 10:00 AM

Rahway Recreation Center, Rahway

Live Well Expo

Health & Wellness

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

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After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...