On Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., 25 eighth grade students began the Lacey Township Police Department’s Junior Police Academy. The four-day event allows the recruits to conduct a mock homicide investigation while in a police academy setting. Some of today’s activities included crime scene processing, evidence collection and witness interviews. The day ended with a five-event physical training competition. A special thanks to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department for their K-9 demonstration and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their participation.