ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Youth Academy conducted their Seventh Youth Academy Class from July 29 through August 2.
Police officials say this years class was the largest class since its start back in 2013. Twenty- five cadets participated in a series of law enforcement related events throughout the one week program that is modeled similar to the regular Police Academy.
Cadets started their day with drill and ceremony, followed by physical training. Afterward, they went on to see live demonstrations by Union County Sheriffs K-9, Union County SWAT, Union County Sheriff Crime Scene Unit, Union County Haz-Mat unit, Union County Bomb Squad, Union County Police Department, Union County EMS, New Jersey State Police Aviation unit, Port Authority Police Aircraft Crash Rescue and the Essex County Correctional Facility.
The program ended with a graduation ceremony attended by the parents of all the cadets. Several awards were also given to the cadets for achievements throughout the week.
Roselle Park Police Chief Daniel McCaffery said, “I would like to thank all the cadets who participated in the program.” He also noted that he “encourages future cadets to participate in next year’s class.”
This year’s class was taught by the following instructors; Lt. Dominick Frino, Sgt. Kieth Wintermute, Det. Sgt. Richard Cocca, Det. Medrano (program coordinator), Officer Jessica Diaz, and Assistant Toni Frino.
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