Lakewood Youths Are Invited to Attend the Lakewood Police Youth Academy in Its 19th Year

Posted on June 5, 2024 By

Lakewood Police Department School Resource Officers have organized a free 2024 Youth Police Academy for Lakewood youths in grades 6, 7, and 8, from August 7 through August 16, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at the Piner Elementary School, 1141 E. County Line Road, Lakewood. Recruits will receive lunch each day.

This immersive program, designed to engage students in an educational and interactive exploration of law enforcement and public safety, fosters positive community relations and shapes the future leaders of tomorrow.

Academy participants will experience a wide variety of activities, including demonstrations from the Lakewood Emergency Medical Services Department; the Lakewood Fire Department; and specialized units, such as the Lakewood Police SRT (Special Response Team), K9, and Water Rescue.

One of the highlights of this year’s academy will be its emphasis on hands-on learning. Recruits will also gain valuable insights into the roles and responsibilities of professionals from various public safety agencies. Scheduled trips this year include a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Tour at the Atlantic City International Airport, a visit to the Academy of Law & Public Safety (ALPS), and an exclusive tour of the Lakewood Police Department.

Parents of accepted recruits are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 PM. in the Lakewood Township Municipal Courtroom, 231 Third Street. This meeting will provide essential information about the program and ensure that parents and guardians are well-informed about their child’s participation.

Registration for the 2024 Lakewood Police Youth Academy must be completed by June 30th. To register, visit the Lakewood Police Department website at For inquiries and additional information, contact the Lakewood Police School Resource Officers at or call 732-363-0200, ext. 8293.

Lakewood Police School Resource Officers said, “We look forward to developing relationships between Lakewood Police Officers and the youth of our town through this exciting Academy.”