Junior Police Academy

ECC Junior Police Academy

2014 Junior Academy Week – Our 10th Year!

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2014 (View Brochure) (Download Application Packet)

The Essex County College Police Academy is proud to announce the Tenth Anniversary of our one-week, full day Junior Academy for children ages 13 through 16. As part of the program, the Academy attendees will be provided one t-shirt per child, and a water bottle.

Additional shirts may be pre-ordered through the Academy at a cost of $10 each.

Each child must bring a brown bag lunch and drink. Refrigerator and microwave are available for lunch usage.

The Junior Academy will consist of a field trip, lectures, presentations, and hands-on activities. There will also be a physical training component.

The Junior Academy training curriculum may include areas such as:

  • General Educational and Other Requirements to Become a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Fingerprinting and Identification
  • K-9 and Bomb (may include demonstrations with dogs and the Bomb Robot)
  • Gang Awareness and Identification
  • Drug Awareness
  • Internet Safety
  • Arson and Fire Safety
  • First Aid
  • Crime Scenes
  • Unarmed Self Defense
  • Driving Simulator
  • FATS (Firearms Training Simulator)

Junior trainees will participate in squad formation, roll-call, and drill ceremonies each day, along with lectures, activities, and physical training.

Each successful Academy graduate will receive a certificate of completion on the last day of class during our pizza party.


Week of July 14 – 18, 2014 (5 days)


$110.00 per child.
Class will be limited to 40 children.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


13 through 16 (as of July 1, 2014)


8:00am – 4:00 pm.
Supervised drop-off: 8:00 – 8:30 am;
Pickup time: 3:30 – 4:00 pm


Essex County College Police Academy
250 Grove Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


Must include sneakers and shorts


Lori Apicelli (Capt. – Ret.)


2013 Junior Academy Recruit Class

2013 Junior Academy Recruit Class