Come Learn About Sheriff’s Office Operations by Joining Citizen Police Academy

Freehold: Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the 20th annual Citizen Police Academy which will be held at the Monmouth County Police Academy, 2000 Kozloski Rd., Freehold. Citizen Police Academy is a 12 hour block of instruction designed to give attendees an overview of law enforcement services in Monmouth County.

Presentations include distracted and safe driving initiatives, internet dangers and safety measures, an overview of the foreclosure process and an interactive exercise program focusing on a healthy mind and healthy body. Citizen Police Academy will also feature K-9 demonstrations, an equipment display and basic first aid certification. Tours include the Situational Training And Response Simulator, STARS facility and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Center.

“Citizen Police Academy is a great opportunity for our residents to learn about the responsibilities of law enforcement and how we work together to keep our communities and county safe,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.

The course consists of six sessions on consecutive Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. and is also the prerequisite for becoming a member of the VISCOMP Volunteer Program. Class begins September 7 with graduation on October 12.

Applications are available to Monmouth County residents age 18 or older who have no criminal record. The deadline for applying is Aug. 28, 2017. Enrollment is limited. There is no fee for the course. For additional information or an application, contact Undersheriff Ted Freeman at 732-431- 6400, ext. 1110 or visit, click on Community Outreach, click on Citizen Police Academy and download an application

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