2017 Chief Michael Feeney Jr.Police Academy
The Ridgewood Police Department is pleased to announce the 4th annual Chief Michael Feeney, Jr. Police Academy scheduled from Thursday June 22nd to Friday June 30th 2017 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. The academy is open to Ridgewood Residents entering 5th 6th 7th and 8th grades in the fall of 2017.
Last year’s academy featured demonstrations from The Ridgewood Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 and Bomb Squad, Police Motorcycles, Ridgewood Emergency Services, FBI, Ridgewood Fire Department, Helicopter landing as well as demonstrations from various other agencies. A field trip to the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Complex in Mahwah is also scheduled.
Applications are online through Ridgewood community pass. The deadline for registration is Thursday June 1st 2017. The fee for the Academy is $50 per student which includes two shirts per student a baseball hat a string bag and transportation to our field trips.
The Junior Police Academy has proven to be a valuable experience for all involved and has provided a vital link between the Police Department and the youth of Ridgewood. Further, the Junior Police Academy has afforded students a deeper understanding of the Police function as well as an increased ability to see what the Police and the community can do to serve the Village. The overwhelming success of our Junior Police Academy class has far exceeded the expectations of everyone involved. This program attracts a highly motivated group of recruits, and the Instructors thoroughly enjoy their interaction with these young people. We look forward to another great class.
2014 Police Academy Video