Citizen Police Academy Announced

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by Barnegat PD

BARNEGAT-We are very pleased to announce the return of one of our favorite community programs, the Barnegat Township Citizen’s Police Academy. Starting this September, the Barnegat Township Police Department will be hosting the Academy, a once a week class that goes throughout the fall. The Academy is not designed to certify and train community members as law enforcement officers, but rather to allow the community to better understand the function of the police department.

Participants will attend classes in patrol, narcotics, fraud/ID theft, traffic stops, use of force and much more all while meeting and working closely with actual Barnegat Township police officers. The intent is to allow the opportunity for community members to have an inside look into our department and policing as a whole as well as to gain further education about crime and crime prevention.

This program is available to any adult resident of Barnegat Township who wishes to attend. The classes will be held each week on Thursday from 9:00 am until around noon starting on Thursday 9/6 and concluding on Thursday 11/8. We are limited to 25 participants that will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

Applications for the class are available online or at police H.Q. and need to be returned no later than Friday August 17, 2018. They can be emailed to or turned in at police H.Q. to Ptl. Jim Purcell. If the schedule for this class prevents you from attending or otherwise unable to attend, we anticipate additional classes in the future for you to take.

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The Barnegat Township Police Department is very excited to offer this program to our citizens and hope that you will join us in making this program special not only for this session but for years to come.

The application link is below.…/…/Citizen-Police-Academy-App.pdf