Hoboken Police Department

Junior Police Academy 

Applications for the 2019 Junior Police Academy will be given to the schools and will be available at Police Headquarters (106 Hudson Street) starting in April.  Applications can be dropped off at Police Headquarters before Friday, May 3, 2019 at any time (please mark with Attention: School Resource Unit.)

When:  July 8 to July 12, 2019

              9 am to 3 pm

Where:  Steven’s Institute of Technology (Castle Point on Hudson)

Who:   Open to all City of Hoboken residents ages 12 through 15 at the start of the Junior Police Academy. 20 applicants will be selected in a public lottery. If more than 20 applications are received preference will be given to returning Recruits. 

The goal of Junior Police Academy is to familiarize children with the role of a Police Officer.  Participants should be prepared for a hands-on experience of a wide variety of Law Enforcement techniques and training.

The Junior Police Academy consists of various activities to prepare youths for future entry into the law enforcement field.  Several neighboring agencies including New Jersey State Police and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office will be coming in to teach the participants the many different aspects of law enforcement.  In addition, there will be one hour of physical training per day.  Lunch will be provided daily.

Children are required to wear sneakers along with the issued t-shirt, shorts, baseball cap, gym bag, and water bottle (items provided at orientation).

All instruction, demonstrations and presentations will be administered and supervised by the men and women of the Hoboken Police Department.

Waivers MUST be completed for participation in this program if selected for the program.

Any questions please e-mail us at gigantem@hobokenpd.org & depascalej@hobokenpd.org