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Immediate Release
Office of the Mayor
(732) 826-1690 x4005
mayorsoffice@perthamboynj.org

CITY OF PERTH AMBOY CREATING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ITS YOUTH
Through the 2021 Summer Youth Police Academy

Perth Amboy, NJ (August 16,2021):  The City of Perth Amboy Police Department held a ceremony to conclude the 2021 Summer Youth Police Academy on Friday, August 13th, at the Perth Amboy Fire Headquarters located at 375 New Brunswick Ave.  This year’s program hosted 15 participants, ages 14  to 17, where they gained firsthand knowledge of the duties and responsibilities required of a Perth Amboy Police Officer.  The academy is designed to give Perth Amboy youth the opportunity to engage with officers and hands-on experience of a wide variety of law enforcement functions as well as types of emergency services and the training that is required.


The Summer Youth Police Academy, held from August 9th through August 13th, included classroom activities and police demonstrations such as:
• Internet Safety
• CPR
• Radar and DWI
• Accident Investigation
• Water Survival 
• Community Policing
• Physical Fitness and Discipline
• Crime Scene Investigations & Fingerprinting
• Drills
"As we all know, our youth is our future," said, Larry Cattano, Acting Chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department. "I applaud the young men and women that took part in this program to display leadership qualities, at such an adolescent age.  They will make great Police Officers of the future and are credit to our community. 
“This program allow our officers to engage with our youth so that they gain a deeper understanding for the laws as well as interest in a law enforcement career,” said Mayor Helmin Caba.  “This is another example of how the city's police-community relations aims to strengthen our connection with residents of all ages.  Thank you to Chief Cattano and the officers  involved in the program for their dedication and commitment to our youth.

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