The Hopewell Township Police Department will be holding its Youth Police Academy Monday July 13, 2015 through Friday July 17, 2015. 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 3:00 PM. Graduation will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday the 17th at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building.

Youth Police Academy application 2015The 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 12:00 PM on June 15, 2015. The class will be limited to twenty (20) students.

Questions regarding the youth academy should be directed to Sergeant Michael Cseremsak at (609) 737-3100, ext 546.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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