Is your son or daughter thinking of a career in law enforcement one day? Have them sign up for the 26th Annual Monmouth County Sheriff's Youth Week program that'll take place from July 9-13.

High School students accepted into the program can expect rigorous drills and physical training during the week as well as ceremonies held in honor of their achievements.

They'll be able to get a little taste of the law enforcement career ahead of them through police academy-style training and instructional sessions given by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

It all takes place at the Monmouth County Police Academy in Freehold where "Recruits" arrive daily by 7:45 am and leave at 4:00 pm.

On Friday there will be a formal graduation ceremony on Friday at the Monmouth County Police Academy, with parents and friends encouraged to attend.

The deadline for applications is June 9 and there is no fee for participation.

A background check is completed on all applicants.

“I’m very proud that many of our graduates discovered law enforcement as a career choice at Sheriff Youth Week and have gone on to professions in law enforcement and public safety,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.

For information about Sheriff Youth Week, log onto, click on community programs, click on Sheriff Youth Week and download the information and application.

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