photos courtesy of the Ridgewood Police Department
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department held the 5th annual Chief Michael Feeney, Jr. Police Academy from Friday June 22nd through Friday June 29th 2018, at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. The Academy was open to Ridgewood residents entering 5th 6th and 7th grades in the fall of 2018.
The cadets begin their first day of the Ridgewood Police Chief Michael Feeney Jr Police Academy with a meet and greet . Then the Cadets visited the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah where they participated in tactical driving, firefighting an obstacle course and a swat team demonstration.
The cadets watched an Army National Guard Helicopter land in Ridgewood and then off to Newark Airport where they learned how the TSA operates to keep passengers safe while traveling. The students then visited MetLife Stadium to learn about security from the stadium staff and the the New Jersey State Police.
Ridgewood Resident Melanie Whobin praised the event , “Never in my life have I ever seen such a wonderfully presented, well oiled machine of a camp. Everyone ***everyone*** could take a lesson from how this was put together and how it was executed. Every detail was considered, but most importantly,The motivation for the camp- Michael Feeney present in every detail. The Ridgewood Police and Fire, along with every other entity in Bergen county, which took part in this camp, have wowed me- and this cadet, Amazing job.”