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

Citizen Police Academy Badge (2)Freehold: Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the 19th annual Citizen Police Academy which will be held at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Center, 2500 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. It features K-9 demonstrations and basic first aid certification. Presentations include surviving an active shooter situation, distracted driving, gang awareness and an interactive exercise program focusing on a healthy mind and healthy body. In addition, there will be a tour of the Public Safety Center and the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

“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 Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. and is also the prerequisite for becoming a member of the VISCOMP Volunteer Program. Class begins September 20, with graduation on October 25. Applications are available to Monmouth County residents age 18 or older who have no criminal record. The deadline for applying is September  4, 2016. 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 our website at

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