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One Hundred County Youth Police Academy Cadets Headed To Mahwah

Camp starts Monday

Be on the lookout for a new class of Bergen County Youth Police Academy cadets. One hundred high school students will begin the two-week camp held at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute on Campgaw Road next Monday.

The camp, which is county-run, aims at teaching students about various avenues of public service, including that in the government, emergency services and law enforcement.

The mantra of the Academy, which the county says is paid for through “funds forfeited from criminal enterprises,” and costs cadets nothing to attend, is “Honor – Respect – Commitment.”

“Our academy is a unique opportunity for local youth,” Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a release about the camp.

“Similar to an actual police academy experience, each day’s activities are interactive, educational and hands-on, with valuable training directly from law enforcement professionals.”

Most of the camp’s activities will take place at the Institute, but a few key field trips are planned to places like the and the Statue of Liberty.

The camp will wrap up with a July 8 graduation ceremony at the Bergen County Academies auditorium in Hackensack.

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