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Posted on: February 4, 2020



Youth Police Academy 

The Hopewell Township Police Department will be holding its Youth Police Academy Monday, June 22, 2020 through Friday, June 26, 2020. The academy is open to any Hopewell Valley resident presently completing the 7th or 8th grade this year. Class times are from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Graduation will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 26th at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building. 

The classroom curriculum will include such topics as: Criminal Law, Arrest Search and Seizure, Criminal Investigation, Traffic Stops/Motor Vehicle Law, Physical Fitness Training, the Court System, Juvenile Law, Crime Prevention, Evidence Collection, and Patrol Practices. There will be demonstrations on the Use of Police Equipment, Radar and Drug Identification. 

Application forms for the Youth Police Academy are available for pick up at the Timberlane Middle School Main Office, the Hopewell Township Police Department or on the Hopewell Township website home page which can be found at  

All applications must be complete and returned to the Hopewell Township Police Department no later than 4:00 PM on May 8, 2020. The class will be limited to twenty (20) students.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than May 15, 2020 via the email provided in the application.

Questions regarding the Youth Police Academy should be directed to Sergeant Louis Vastola at (609) 737-3100, ext. 5320.  

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