Applications are now being accepted to the 19th Annual Monmouth County Citizen Police Academy, Sheriff Shaun Golden announced this morning.
A prerequisite for participating in VISCOMP (Volunteers in Sheriff’s Community Programs), the course is designed to foster and promote an understanding by citizens in Monmouth County of the services offered and challenges facing the law enforcement agencies in the county. It is envisioned that graduates of the Citizen Police Academy will gain awareness and appreciation of the services provided by these agencies and will become “goodwill ambassadors” for the law enforcement and public safety community.
The course consists of six sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, starting on September 22 and concluding with graduation on October 27th. The 12-hour block of instruction designed to give attendees an overview of law enforcement services in Monmouth County and features presentations by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
The program is open to Monmouth County residents aged 18 or older who can provide their own transportation to and from the Sheriff’s Public Safety Center at 2500 Kozloski Rd in Freehold. Applicants must commit to attend all six session and must have no criminal record. There is no charge for the course.
Applications for the Citizen Police Academy are available here or by calling Kathy Morrison at 732-431-6400 ext.1122.