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  • Basic Course for Police Officers Class #112 is currently in session and will tentatively graduate on October 7, 2022
  • Basic Course for Police Officers/SLEO II CoMmingled Class #113 will commence on September 2, 2022
  • SLEO II Night class #52 will commence on September 23, 2022


Congratulations to Basic Class #111

Congratulations to Basic Class #111 on a job well done! We wish you safety and continued success for the future!

Class #111 Awards


Brandon M. Davis – Belmar Police Department


Preston M. Kunz – Jackson Twp. Police Dept.

Raykel T. Holloman – Rutgers University Police Dept.

Jakhai L. Wilcox – Rutgers University Police Dept.

HIGH ACADEMIC                   

Vincent G. Rustico – Brick Township Police Department


Jason G. Abrantes – Carteret Police Department             


Matthew J. Barnett – Alternate Route                                                        

HIGH OVERALL          

Damon M. Korpon – Toms River Police Department 


Jason G. Abrantes

Brett M. Behrens

Jake M. Codella

Damon M. Korpon

William C. Kozna

Preston M. Kunz

John J. Mucia, Jr.

David C. Van Note

Jenna S. Waldron

Gino M. Schifano (waiver)

Basic Class #111

Jason G. Abrantes                 Carteret Police Department

Justin J. Barbieri                    Toms River Police Department

Matthew J. Barnett                Alternate Route

Brett M. Behrens                   Little Egg Harbor Police Department

Madison T. Bou                     Long Branch Police Department

Bryan L. Bucino                     Lavallette Police Department

Tyler P. Campbell                 Spotswood Police Department

Steven Castaneda-Zepeda    Brick Township Police Department

Matthew J. Cladek                Toms River Police Department

Jake M. Codella                    Rutgers University Police Department

Christian M. Corbisiero       Toms River Police Department

John K. Daly, Jr.                    Brick Township Police Department

Brandon M. Davis                 Belmar Police Department

Joseph R. Di Giovanni          Seaside Heights Police Department

Oskar J. Dudzik                    Carteret Police Department

Joey N. Fields II                    Seaside Heights Police Department

Daniel P. Gilligan                 Belmar Police Department

Joshua N. Gonzalez              Jackson Township Police Department

Kieran M. Green                   Branchburg Police Department

Raykel T. Holloman              Rutgers University Police Department

Richard T. Hood, Jr.              Rutgers University Police Department

Patrick D. Kennedy               Lavallette Police Department

Damon M. Korpon                Toms River Police Department

William C. Kozna                 Jackson Township Police Department

Preston M. Kunz                   Jackson Township Police Department

Victoria R. Lucarelli              Seaside Heights Police Department

Steven M. Magda                  Franklin Township Police Department

Travis L. Moore                     Jackson Township Police Department

William C. Morsch                Seaside Heights Police Department

John J. Mucia, Jr.                   Jackson Township Police Department

Jason J. Nilon                         Lacey Township Police Department

Matthew F. Olivo                  Carteret Police Department

Alonso J. Olson                     Long Branch Police Department

Vincent G. Rustico                Brick Township Police Department

Eric Salinas                            Alternate Route

Keith R. Steinel                     Rutgers University Police Department

David C. Van Note                Brick Township Police Department

Jenna S. Waldron                  Jackson Township Police Department

Brian C. Weber                      Morris County Sheriff’s Department

Jakhai L. Wilcox                    Rutgers University Police Department

Gino M. Schifano (Waiver)  Rutgers University Police Department




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.

Ocean County Police Academy


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.

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