Monmouth County: Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted from Monmouth County high school-aged students for participation in the 22nd Annual Sheriff Youth Week program. Deadline for applications is June 9. This challenging weeklong program, held at the Monmouth County Police Academy in Freehold, from July 7-11, affords participants the opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy-style training and instructional sessions by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. There is no fee for participation.

“Recruits” report daily to the Monmouth County Police Academy, by 7:45 AM with the day ending at 4:00 PM. Each day is filled with academic instruction as well as drill, physical training and ceremonies. Sheriff Youth Week concludes with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday night at the Neptune High School Performing Arts Center, with parents and friends encouraged to attend.

“I’m very proud that many of our Sheriff Youth Week 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, contact Undersheriff Ted Freeman at 732-577-5748, or log onto, click on community programs, click on Sheriff Youth Week and download an application.