ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Departments 9th Junior Police Academy (JPA), class of 2019 graduated on Wednesday night with a ceremony at Costa’s Resturant in Roselle Park.

The Junior Police Academy class 11-week course came to an end with family members looking on as the cadets received their recognition. 

The cadets, all high school students, experienced what it's like to be a police officer and go through academy training. They also learned discipline, motivation, and teamwork as they completed classes on police-related topics, presentations, and hands-on activities, all of which were demonstrated and presented by various members of law enforcement.

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Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, Council President Denise Wilkerson, Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson, ACHS Guidance Counselor Jordan Siegel, and Police Chief Brian Barnes spoke to the cadets and their parents at the graduation. Their remarks can be viewed in the video below. 

The 11 cadets were certified in CPR, and had the experience of participating in a mock crime scene scenario that was set up at Borough Hall. 

The students graduating this year are as follows:

Fatima  Y. Castillo-Martinez

Magali Castro Perez

Sebastian Fabre

Hector B. Henriquez

Joseph W. Jean

Gurleen K. Lamba

Ramanpreet K. Lamba

Fabienne Louis

Sandra M. Louis

Joshua Melvin

Daniel A. Saidana

The program is conducted under the direction of Roselle Police Det./Sgt. Carmen Olivera, along with the following Roselle Officers who assist in helping to make the Academy program a success year after year.

Det. Eric McGrath

Sgt. Delmonte Pryor 

Det./Sgt.Craig Howlett

Det.James Torres

Det. Ivan Romero

Det. Terrell Mc Griff

Officer Stan Eduardo

Officer Jaclyn Odom

Officer John Perez-Lugo

Officer Jacquan Spruill

Officer Samuel Cabrera

Officer MichelleFedak

T/C Robert Evans

Each cadet presented with a with a trophy and a certificate by the police department. 

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