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Five-day Junior Police Academy returns next month

The Voorhees Township Police Department will be holding their Annual Junior Police Academy from July 8 through July 12. This program teaches our young people from the age of 12 to 17 to appreciate and respect the duties and life of a police officer. The Academy will also give the participants, who may have dreams of becoming a police officer, a taste of police life.

The program is limited to 25 cadets who will participate in drill and ceremony
(marching), physical training by certified police academy fitness instructors, hands-on
patrol tactics training through mock scenarios and car stops. The cadets will also see a
demonstration from our K-9 Unit. All instructors will be Voorhees Township Police
Officers and the cadets will report each day to our police station.

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The candidate selection process includes checks with family, neighbors and schools to
ensure the applicant will be a positive addition to the learning environment for other
students and will not have an issue with following directions in a para-military style
academy experience. All uniform requirements must be followed. Failure to follow
Junior Police Academy rules or instructor directions will result in the cadet being
dismissed from the program.

This program is meant for youths who are considering a career in law enforcement. Applicants who have not already participated in the program will be given preference.
Upon successful completion of the Academy, each cadet will receive a certificate at a graduation ceremony.
Applications will be accepted through June 14 and can be found online at vtpd.com/jpa. Due to limited space, applicants will be notified if they have been selected to attend. Applicants must be residents of Voorhees Township.
Interested parents and applicants can contact Sgt. Eric Camm at 856-882-1104 or via
email at ecamm@vtpd.com.
Thank you to our VTPD for hosting this very popular program!

The Camden County Board of Elections needs poll workers for the upcoming elections. This
year the Board of Elections is hiring employees 16 and over.
$300 for the day from 5am – 9pm
Tuesday, June 4 (Primary Election)
Tuesday, Nov. 5 (General Election)
For more information, call (856) 401-8683

The Voorhees Cultural & Diversity Advisory Committee is hosting a Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration on Saturday, June 15 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Connolly Park. This free event features fun activities, including music, performances, food trucks, arts & crafts and much more. For more information, contact Jennifer Stewart jbstewart421@gmail.com (609)941-9055 or Stephanie Fisher (609)841-2727.

The Voorhees Township 2024 Summer Concert Series is back! Come out with your
chairs and blankets and enjoy these great free shows. The first show is on Thursday, June
20, and will feature The Pour Boys 80’s Cover Band. The second show is on Thursday, July
18, featuring Parrot Beach – Jimmy Buffet Tribute. On Thursday, Aug. 15, The Beat Tells
will greet the audience with their traditional Tribute to the Beatles. All shows start at
7:30pm. The shows will be even more enjoyable with Dooney’s Pub’s Beer Garden and a
variety of food trucks that will open at 6:30pm. For more information, visit voorheesnj.com, the Voorhees Township Facebook page or call the Show Hot Line 856-882-SHOW.

Voorhees Township is once again partnering with Morey’s Piers to offer discounted tickets
for their amusement piers located on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ. Tickets may be obtained in person from the office of the Voorhees Township Clerk (856) 429-7757 and are payable by cash only. Tickets are available to residents and non-residents.


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