Trenton, N.J. – Interim Police Director Steve E. Wilson today announced that the TPD has just completed its 2021 Summer Youth Camp, where dozens of Trenton children had the opportunity to learn about policing techniques and Trenton history while participating in multiple recreation projects and field trips in and around the city.
The annual TPD-led program, which is open for children ages 10 through 15, ran from July 12, 2021 through Aug. 20, 2021. The program is free for all participating children and their families. Topics included 911 training, K-9 operations, crime scene investigation, dusting for latent fingerprints, police photography, traffic enforcement, gang awareness training, and anti-bullying techniques.
Campers also had art classes courtesy of Art and Soul Studio in Ewing, New Jersey and attended several off-site field trips, including the Bright Meadows Farm for horseback riding, Johnson Corner Farms to learn about fresh foods and gather vegetables, and bowling at Morrisville Lanes. The program ended with a celebration at TPD headquarters on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, where each graduate was presented with a certificate of academy completion.
“With the TPD, it’s about more than just arresting the bad guys,” said Director Steve Wilson. “We love hosting this program and seeing so many kids take advantage of it this year has been terrific to see. We thank our campers for hanging out with us and hope to see their siblings and friends sign up next year!”
Director Wilson offered his thanks to the people and businesses who donated their time and services to the TPD Summer Camp, including the TPD K-9 and Community Relations Units, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, the Roberts Family, Italian People's Bakery, LaValle’s Jumps LLC, and the Splash Twinz for their guest appearance at the graduation ceremony.