The Roselle Police Department is proud to announce the completion of their fourth Junior Police Academy Class, culminating in graduation ceremonies on May 30, 2013. The ten (10) week long program consisted of fourteen (14) students from Abraham Clark High School students ranging in ages from fourteen to seventeen. The cadets witnessed first hand the experience of a police officer and learned how they can make a difference in their community. They learned about motor vehicle laws including texting and driving, ticket writing and narcotic investigations. Some of their hands-on activities throughout the fourteen-week program were demonstrations of the Union County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, Radar, Room Searches, DWI, fingerprinting, and mock traffic stops. They ended the program on a mock crime scene.
Chief Orlando said “not only did the cadets learn of the responsibility of a police officer, they learned about teamwork and building relationships with their peers. I’m very proud of the cadets and the members of the Roselle Police Department who guided them in the 14 week program.”
During the Graduation Ceremony, the cadets received awards and a Certificate of Completion. Over sixty (60) guests were in attendance to celebrate. Among the distinguished guest were the Chief of Police and members of the Roselle Police Department, Mayor and Council members of Roselle, Board of Education members, Prevention Links, Roselle Family Success Center and the cadet’s families and friends.
Funding for the program was provided by a Law and Public Safety Grant through Union County Prevention Links.