The second annual Beacon Youth Police Academy was held during the last week of July. Its goals are to introduce young people to law enforcement, including the roles and responsibilities of police officers, the many facets of our criminal justice system and the multitude of career opportunities in these fields.
This year’s program included 18 motivated teenagers ages 14 to 17. In addition to workshops at Beacon High School and the Beacon Police Department, students traveled to several locations for tours and training.
Thank you to the New York City Police Academy, the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the Newburgh and Beacon courts and the Dutchess County Jail for their assistance, and a special thanks to the Paladin Training Center in Carmel for its generosity. The Beacon Recreation Department, school district, police department, Beacon PBA and the City of Beacon also contributed.
This program is an example of what makes Beacon great. People coming together to help, support and mentor others. Stay tuned for next year’s program!
Officer Joseph Galbo (retired), Beacon
Detective Jason Johnson, Beacon