Morristown students participate in first Morris ‘Public Safety Youth Academy’


Students from Morristown High School were among 37 cadets at Morris County’s first Public Safety Youth Academy, a week-long event that introduced them to several branches of the public safety community earlier this month.

Here’s a statement from the county’s Department of Law and Public Safety with more details:

Recently the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Morris County Department of Law & Public Safety held its first ever Public Safety Youth Academy. This one week academy which was held August 5 – 9, 2013, graduated 37 high school students from Morris County. The cadets participated in physical fitness, defensive tactics, firefighting, CPR, EMS and leadership training. The cadets were exposed to the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, Communications Center, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Park Police. This was the first such training to encompass all of the areas of public safety and was free of charge to county residents.

“It was a great opportunity for the students to learn about the important work done every day by the law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS personnel in Morris County”, said William Schievella, who served as the Academy’s Coordinator for the Freeholders.

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Cadets in Morris County's first Public Youth Safety Academy, in August 2013. Photo courtesy of the county Department of Law and Public Safety
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