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Mount Laurel Junior Police Academy

330 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856.235.3387
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The Mount Laurel Police Department will be holding its 6th annual Junior Police Academy for qualified individuals interested in Law Enforcement, who are currently in the 6th or 7th grade.  This five-day course will include various presentations on law enforcement topics, hands on practical scenarios, instruction in military drill and physical fitness training.  The objective is to provide a week of education and fun through a Police academy format to the youth of our community who are interested in Law Enforcement.
The Junior Police Academy will be held at the Harrington Middle School from Monday, July 31, 2023 to Friday August 4, 2023 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.    
Seating is limited to 24 applicants.  Applicants must be a Mount Laurel resident.  Applications will be due no later than April 6, 2023.  Applications must include a letter of recommendation by a school representative such as a teacher, guidance counselor, etc.  Completed applications can be turned in at the Mount Laurel Police Department HQ.  Applications received after this date will be subject to disqualification.  All applications will be date and time stamped the day they are received and applicants who successfully complete a thorough background check will be accepted in chronological order.  Applicants who are not accepted into the first 24 seats will be placed on a standby list.  Candidates accepted into the Academy will be notified by May 5, 2023.
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Recruits will be responsible for the following:            
- Transportation to and from the Police Academy
- 1 lunch and 2 snacks per day                                                            
- Sneakers with laces that can endure physical training
- Department issued water bottle
- Black Shorts (PT style)
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Course will include:
- Station Tour/Police Ethics
- DWI/Baton/Handcuffing
- Firearms Safety/Familiarization
- Burlington County Jail Tour
- K-9 Demo/Crime Scene
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