Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan congratulates the graduates of the 2017 Union County Sheriff’s Youth Police Academy during a ceremony at the Rahway High School Performing Arts Center. Seventy-five middle and high school students from throughout Union County graduated this year’s program.

Recruits in the youth academy received hands-on experience in a wide variety of emergency services and law enforcement functions and training. During the program, the teens engaged in physical training, attended lectures and through class trips and visits by guest speakers, the recruits met with representatives from several law enforcement agencies.

Sheriff Cryan also thanks the instructors and the law enforcement agencies who were involving in make the 10th Union County Sheriff’s Youth Academy a success.