MEDIA ADVISORY: August 12, 2009

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711


Union County Sheriff’s Youth Academy Graduation


Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich announced the first class of the Sheriff’s Youth Academy will graduate Friday, August 14. The graduation ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in the Freeholders Meeting Room on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building located at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth.

The Sheriff’s Youth Academy is a two week program designed to familiarize young people with the role of a Sheriff’s Officer. Also, it operates similar to an actual police academy for teens interested in law enforcement. Participants in the Youth Academy receive hands-on experience in a wide variety of emergency services and law enforcement functions and training.  In addition, youths have the opportunity to learn respect for law enforcement through positive interaction during their time in the program.

“The Youth Academy teaches our kids about law enforcement, what a Sheriff’s Office does, and is a great first step for those interested in the field of law enforcement,” Sheriff Froehlich said.
The Sheriff’s Youth Academy first graduating class is made up of 18 teens from around Union County.

Time:  3 p.m.
Date:   Friday, August 14
Place:  Union County Administration Building, 6th Floor,
10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207