Montclair Police Department/PAL Youth Programs

Junior Police Academy (JPA) 

Come join the Montclair Police Department Junior Police Academy (JPA)! Put down those electronic devices and pick up a great life experience. The fun never ends. Here you’ll be able to get a better understanding of what it means to be a Montclair Police Officer, build character, and most of all build a strong relationship with your community law enforcement officers. Our safe and friendly environment ensures you’ll enjoy meeting officers, receiving instruction, training, and experiencing everything that goes along with becoming a police officer. Bring a friend and double the fun!

The Junior Police Academy Program is open to Montclair Youth in grades 5 – 8.
To register go to or contact: Officer Sanders at (973) 509-4775 – option # 4 or   

Explorers Program  

Have a desire to join or learn about Law Enforcement? Our Police Explorers Program is perfect for you. Here you will gain beneficial insight on the skills, tactics, and laws that our officers are equipped with. This program gives Montclair youth who are interested in learning about law enforcement the opportunity to participate in (10) two-hour sessions with police officers from many units and learn all about the many different jobs within the police department. Participants will have fun learning in a safe environment similar to an actual police recruit training program, and complete physical training exercises with an emphasis on teamwork and responsibility.

Our Explorers Program is open to our high school youth (Grades 9-12). Explorers will occasionally assist/participate in community events with Federal, Local, and Special Officers.  
To register go to or contact: Officer Sanders at (973) 509-4775 – option # 4 or

 Youth Advisory Council (YAC)  

Montclair’s Police Department Youth Advisory Council encourages those to join their peer-led group of teenagers, to give a voice to the youth of the community. This group will meet regularly with Chief Conforti and his Command Staff to discuss issues regarding youth/police relations. Their mission is to ensure that the concerns/issues of the youth are known/acknowledged. This group consists of young men and women ranging from grades 8th to 12th. 

For more info contact MPD: Lieutenant Williams (973) 509-4729 or  

Montclair Police Athletic League Friday Activity Night

 FUN! PIZZA, SNACKS! and MORE FUN! MPAL presents our monthly Friday Activity Night (2nd Friday of the month). Get out of the house and bring your friends, bring your best skills; video games, pool shooting, ping pong, or just come to enjoy a movie, and/or socialize. Additionally, there are other fun activities such as basketball, arts & crafts, karaoke, board games, etc. Come and join in the fun!! The event takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Wally Choice Community Center, 49 Maple Avenue. Open to the youth of Montclair.  

To register go to or contact: Officer Sanders at (973) 509-4775 – option # 4 or          

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