2014 Police Youth Week

Police Youth Week. Interested High School Students Apply Now.


Monday, March 17, 2014 




 Somerville, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti, President of the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police and Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano announce that they are sponsoring a 5-day “Police Youth Week” to be conducted by the Somerset County Police Academy.

 This program will be held from July 21 - July 25, 2014 between the hours of   9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. at the:

 Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy

402 Roycefield Road

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey 08844


The goals of the program are to introduce high school students to a career in law enforcement and to develop positive interaction between students and members of the law enforcement community.

 Academy Director Dr. Richard Celeste states the program is modeled after the highly successful Somerset County Police Academy Recruit Training Program.  Instruction will be provided by Police Academy staff members and police officers from participating municipal police departments. The program is being sponsored by the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Participation in Police Youth Week will provide the attending student with an overview of various components of the criminal justice field.  The program will be conducted through both classroom and practical based exercises providing the student with not only an academic understanding but also a “hands-on” experience.  The program changes every year and is based on a four year curriculum to encourage the student to participate in the program the following year.  It should be understood that due to the course design, it is not necessary to attend a previous year in order to attend a following year program.

The program is open to students who:

1)      Are residents of Somerset County or enrolled in a secondary school within the County, and

2)      Are entering 9th grade through graduating seniors.


There is no cost for the program. Registration forms must be received by June 14, 2013.  To register for the program, candidates can download a registration form at:


 The Coordinator of Police Youth Week, Det. Brian Giannini, can be reached by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone 908-541-5038 with any questions pertaining to the program.


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