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City of Port Jervis Junior Police Academy
June 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The City of Port Jervis Police Department will be hosting their 5th Junior Police Academy from August 7, 2023, through August 11, 2023. The academy will be located at the Port Jervis High School Campus at 10 US- 209 Port Jervis, NY. Enrollment for the academy will be restricted to 30 recruits and will be selected by the Port Jervis Police Department Juvenile Aid Bureau. The graduation ceremony will be held at Port Jervis High School auditorium at 3:30PM on August 11th.
Applications will be available beginning on May 15, 2023. The application may be picked up at the City of Port Jervis Police Department, the Port Jervis City Recreation office, Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary, Anna S. Kuhl School, Port Jervis Middle School, or you can download it from the City of Port Jervis Police Department’s website. Applications will be turned into the City of Port Jervis Police Department no later than June 30, 2023. All returned applications and attached waivers/releases must be filled out completely as instructed or may be subject to disqualification. No application will be accepted after June 30, 2023. There will be a selection process based on information contained in the application. Applicants will be notified via phone by July 7, 2023, for acceptance into the program.
Our objective is a week of education and fun through a Police Academy format, the week will include various presentations, hands on practices and physical training to give each recruit an idea of what is involved in being a police officer and a leader in their community. Presentations will include crime scene procedures, K-9 capabilities, crime prevention, police officer responsibility at fire scenes, community policing and collaboration, narcotics safety, reporting and much more!
All events are supervised, with several community service projects planned outside of the academy. A park cleanup day and a river rafting trip with the National Park Service to promote teamwork and enjoyment of our beautiful natural surroundings and to teach water safety. The river rafting trip is scheduled for Monday, August 14, 2023, with no rain date. We will also be hosting a Youth Academy Firearms and Safety Day at our range.
The schedule is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily and recruits are to be dropped off no later than 7:50 a.m. each day. Transportation to and from the academy is the responsibility of the recruit’s parent/guardian. Recruits are required to attend the entire session and to participate in the culmination ceremony to receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the academy. Please be prompt when dropping off and picking up your children and please ensure to label all items that they bring to the academy. Recruits are required to bring their own labeled water bottle and must wear sneakers to the academy. Lunch will be provided for all recruits.
We are hopeful the interaction that takes place between your child and the members of our department and community will have a positive effect on all involved. As police officers, we thoroughly enjoy participating in the program and look forward to working with your children.
An application to apply for the leadership program is attached. Additional applications can be accessed at the Port Jervis Police Headquarters, the department website- portjervispolice.com or by contacting the Port Jervis Juvenile Aid Bureau at 845-858-4073. . Thank you for helping us promote this excellent leadership program.
William J. Worden, MPA, Chief of Police, Port Jervis Police Department