The Lodi Junior Police Academy is an annual tradition for the department. Each year in the fall, “recruits” submit applications from our middle school 7th grade class. Classes run for approximately 8 weeks and is filled with education, fun and demonstrations.
Class 2014, week 8
The last formal class of instruction and demonstration…
Recruits gathered for the last time this week for their final block of instruction and a special presentation. Recruits were given a small taste of what its like to participate in physical training during a real police academy session. After that brief warm up, students learned about the specialized services that the NJ State Police provide to our state, including keeping us safe from above.
With that, the Lodi Junior Police Academy was paid a visit by the NJ State Police Aviation Unit. The highly trained State Trooper/Pilots and Flight Medics answered many questions for the recruits, as they were very excited to see the helicopter and learn all about it.
Class 2014, week 7
…………the home stretch, graduation is November 25th.
With just 1 class week to go, graduation is at arms reach. Week 7 consisted of a good stretch and work out . Just the thing needed to get the blood moving and minds open to learning new things. Recruits also performed “PT assessments” of their physical abilities and marked their progress down in their notebooks. Recruits also received instruction on basic first, CPR, and 911 emergencies.
After the workout and assessment, recruits were exposed to another facet of public safety with a visit and demonstration by the Lodi Volunteer Ambulance Rescue Squad. Members from the Ambulance Corps. set up demonstration stations throughout the gym featuring equipment and tools used by the squad every day during their tour. Stations included: CPR demonstration and practicals, blood pressure/pulse readings and explanation of body mechanics, splinting of fractures and immobilizing injuries. Another station was located outside where Lodi Ambulance members gave a demonstration of one of their state-of-the-art ambulances or “Rigs”. Recruits got to see more equipment and had a walk-through of the rig. Recruits participated in each station and asked many questions, which instructors were happy to see.
Thank you Lodi Ambulance Rescue Squad for your time and efforts, and your dedication to keeping Lodi Safe.
Parent Resources: If you would like to learn more about what your kids learned in this weeks class regarding first aid and learn about other helpful ways to keep your child on the path to a safe and crime free life, please visit these helpful links. Keep the lesson going!