Freehold Boro PD Launches
youth leadership Academy
Friday, June 6, 2014
Freehold Borough Police Department is launching a new
program called the Youth Leadership Academy. The program
is designed as a sequel to our immensely successful
Youth Police Academy, but it will be very different.
Essentially, the YLA will promote leadership,
followership, and responsibility. Each month, we will
have meetings with presentations on leadership from
leaders of different industries including law
enforcement, the military, the private sector and other
organizations. The kids will learn how these
leaders ascended to their positions, what they feel are
the most important tenets of leadership and what they
suggest young men and women do now to help advance their
opportunities in the future.
will also involve ourselves in efforts to support
Freehold Borough and surrounding communities through
volunteer work and other worthwhile endeavors.
long term goal is to establish a command staff among
senior members and for the program to be run by the kids
now, the program will be available to young men and
women between 12 and 18-years-old who have graduated
from the Freehold Borough Youth Police Academy. Some of
the goals of the program include the following:
1. Develop leadership skills and make learning about
leadership a continuous effort;
2. Improve college and career resumes;
3. Get opportunities for volunteer and other
4. Learn skills valuable for college, career, and
5. Give kids the opportunity to surround themselves
with positive peer influences;
6. Ascend to leadership positions within the
Youth Leadership Academy will evolve as it moves
forward, and we look forward to working with its members
and developing it into an unparalleled, innovative,
model leadership program, one other municipalities will
will be an annual fee of $40.00 (there will be a
discount for families with more than one member) which
will help fund the program and cover the purchase
of the polo shirt YLA uniforms. Financial
assistance will be available.
Youth Leadership Academy will be funded entirely through
membership fees and fundraising. Here, we will
need help. If you would like to make a donation to
help the Youth Leadership Academy get started, please
officers administering the program are doing it entirely
on their own time as a way of giving back to our
you are interested, please email your child's name, his
or her age, and which YPA class he or she attended to
you have any questions, please contact DSgt. Andrew A.
DeMuth Jr. at (732) 462-1233 Ext. 151.
coordinators for the program will be DSgt. Andrew A.
DeMuth Jr., Sgt. Ronnie R. Steppat Jr., Ptl. Kevin
Werner, Ptl. Shaun Hobbs and Det. John Reiff.