Leadership Camp 

Leadership Camp 2024

The Hawthorne Police Department Leadership Camp is a one-week, 30-hour program that runs Monday through Friday at the Lincoln Middle School.  The program is staffed by police officers who are experienced in youth programs in conjunction with the Lincoln Middle School personnel.  The dates for 2024 will be August 12th through August 16th.  Applications are available on this website. 

The camp is for students entering the sixth grade at Lincoln Middle School in September of 2024.  Officers and LMS teachers instruct the students to work together as a team, develop leadership skills, and become familiar with the Lincoln Middle School environment.  We also focus on respect for authority, respect for our armed forces and patriotism.   Current Lincoln Middle School students assist as mentors at the camp.  Each year teachers at Lincoln Middle School report a marked improvement in the attitude and confidence of the incoming students who have attended Leadership Camp. Every year approximately 120 students attend the camp.  

The 2024 enrollment fee is $85.00.  No child is turned away due to a family's inability to pay.  

Click the Quick Link for the Application Forms on this page.  All completed Application Forms along with the payment must be returned to the Hawthorne Police Department no later than June 14, 2024.  For more information, contact Sgt. Anthony   De Lallo by email adelallo@hawthornepdnj.org or 973-949-2997.