The Cherry Hill Police Department will conduct a youth academy in July.
The program is for 11- to 14-year-olds interested in law enforcement as a career. The week-long academy is designed to give the kids a hint of what it's like to be an officer.
“I believe this academy will be a rewarding experience for both the children and officers who participate,” said Cherry Hill police Chief Bud Monaghan in a statement. “We want to open our doors to the community that we serve and develop long-lasting relationships between the children of Cherry Hill and the police.”
Interested individuals must apply
and answer several questions including: “Please explain briefly … why we should accept you into the program?” And, “list any association, club, organization you may belong to or be affiliated with.”
The academy is scheduled to be held July 20 to 24, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily at the Cherry Hill Township Municipal Complex, 820 Mercer St. Children who complete the program will participate in a formal graduation ceremony.
Registration costs $125 per person.