Participants will explore firsthand various aspects of law enforcement, with a curriculum developed by the Police Department that will emphasize the importance of qualities such as physical fitness, staying drug free, teamwork and respect.
Activities throughout the week will include; lessons in drill and ceremony, physical training, school safety and bullying, drug awareness, traffic safety, an introduction to special units, crime scene processing and fingerprinting and first aid.
Participants will also tour the juvenile detention center and Cherry Hill Fire Department Central Command. The week will conclude with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon.
The program is limited to 40 Cherry Hill residents.
*Open to Cherry Hill Residents only. Parents must complete ALL necessary paperwork (health form, trip form, lunch menu when available) in advance of program. A mandatory parent and cadet orientation (one of two dates) will be conducted before the Academy begins, no exceptions.