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Sheriff Saudino: Enrollment open for Bergen Citizens Police Academy

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Enrollment is open for the next class of Bergen County’s Citizens Police Academy, a nine-week course designed to educate participants about law enforcement policies and tactics, Sheriff Michael Saudino said this morning.  Bergen residents 18 and older are eligible.

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino

“I have spent my career working hard to protect Bergen County residents, and a large part of police work involves building positive relationships with the community,” Saudino said.

“Our Citizen’s Police Academy gives residents firsthand knowledge of the important work police do in their towns to prevent crime and enhance public safety.”

The academy is designed to educate participants on the functions of the Sheriff’s Office and the role it plays in Bergen County.  It’s offered in a classroom-style format with demonstrations of equipment and tactics used by law enforcement.

Participants learn about the tools and strategies officers use in a broad range of areas including homeland security preparedness, the Medical Examiner’s Office, gang violence awareness, homicide investigations, K-9 patrol and detection, criminal investigations and ballistics.

The next police academy class will begin on Wednesday, March 21.  Class meets once a week and concludes with a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 11.

Registration deadline: March 14.


For more information or to sign up:

Contact the Community Outreach Unit: 201-336-3540
Go to www.bcsd.us and click on Community Outreach > Adult Programs
CLICK HERE to: download an application




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