Jr. Police Academy Recruit Class 8
The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department held their 8th consecutive
"Junior Police Academy" for Hasbrouck Heights students.
About 29 students participated.
one week program was held from June 26th through July 2nd
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The course was led by Jr. Police
Academy civilian instructor, Michael Stillman, who teaches
Community Policing Class at the Hasbrouck Heights High School
and has led the Jr. Police Academy for 8 years.
Chief Michael Colaneri, Capt. John DeLorenzo, Lt. Shawn Mullins,
Detective Sgt. Joseph Rinke, and Detective Michael Colaneri
Jr. provided support during each session.
Monday evening, July 2, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., a graduation program
was held in the High School auditorium.
began with the HHPD Honor Guard. Chief Colaneri opened the
ceremony with words of encouragement and congratulations.
video of the week’s activities produced by Matt Caruso
and Krysten Sears was shown, followed by the awarding of Jr.
Police Academy completion certificates. Graduates become members
of the Junior Police Auxiliary.
Hasbrouck Heights Police Department offers this Jr. Police
Academy to Hasbrouck Heights students at no cost. Those participating
receive a "T" shirt and hat. The program is geared
for 8th Graders going into 9th Grade.
graduates of the Jr. Police Academy assisted and received
community service credit.
of the program assist the police department during Town Day,
Fireworks Program, Bike Marathon and can help with the next
Hasbrouck Heights Police Department was one of the first communities
to offer this program in Bergen County.
Scott Adamo and Michael Colaneri Jr. conceived the Jr. Police
Academy program as a class project when they were attending
the Bergen County Police Academy, and upon graduation, implemented
the program in Hasbrouck Heights. ###
Hasbrouck Heights Police Department