Registration is underway for the 8th annual Essex County College Police Academy Week in July at the Cedar Grove facility. The academy will be held July 9-13.
Cost of the program is $100 per child. The Junior Academy will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Participants will learn about the education and other requirements needed for a career in law enforcement. Topics to be covered include the juvenile justice system; fingerprinting and identification; K-9 demonstrations; gang awareness, drug awareness; Internet safety; and fire safety; first aid, and crime scene investigations.
A field trip will also be included as will a physical training component.
Essex County College (ECC) is a comprehensive accredited community college offering multiple resources for academic and career growth at its main Newark campus, branch campus in West Caldwell, ECC Police Academy in Cedar Grove and satellite centers throughout Essex County. ECC enrolls more than 13,000 students who are pursuing credit courses in academic disciplines while thousands more are enrolled in ESL and adult literacy classes, short-term job training, and numerous programs for professional development and personal enrichment. In 1998, the College has expanded to include the Essex County College Police Academy. The ECCPA is dedicated to providing quality educational programs for those interested in criminal justice and to meet the life-long learning needs of public safetyofficers.