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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Basic Course for Police Officers Class #104

We are announcing the Basic Course for Police Officers Class #104.  The class will begin on August 4th, 2017 and graduate on or about January 18, 2018.  All interested departments shall send a request in writing to [...]

Welcome

On behalf of Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy we are proud to announce the launch of the new Ocean County Police Academy website. This new platform should greatly enhance the efficiency of your staff in the areas of recruit, [...]

OCEAN COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY

The Ocean County Police Academy is a premier law enforcement training academy located in central New Jersey. It is one of 15 law enforcement training academies certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. Each year, the academy trains more than 300 recruits in various law enforcement disciplines such as Basic Police Officer, Special Police Officer, County Correction Officer and Humane Law Enforcement Officer. In addition to basic recruit training, the Academy is also host to in-service and specialized law enforcement training programs for newly certified and veteran officers.

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Ocean County Police Academy
Ocean County Police Academy

OCEAN COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY HISTORY

In the late 1950’s the Police Chiefs of Ocean County recognized the need for standardized training for new police officers. Based on this need, an agreement for joint responsibility between the county Chiefs and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders was drawn up. The county would assume financial responsibility and the Chiefs assumed the responsibility of organizing and staffing the Academy.

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MISSION

To provide Ocean County Law Enforcement with high quality training and other assistance that elevates the professionalism of overall police service.

To prepare police recruits mentally, physically, ethically and with a proficiency of skills to perform the police duties at a high level of competence.

To maintain current knowledge of contemporary police issues, methods, concerns and technology for the purpose of presenting useful instruction on said subjects.

In all instruction, to police recruits and veteran police officers:

1. Build and reinforce a strong ethical foundation to ensure proper behavior throughout the police career.
2. Develop a high proficiency of skills essential for effective policing.
3. Emphasize alertness and preparation for actions as a means for personal safety.