Fifteen new police officers and twenty new corrections officers graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy on Thursday, December 13, during a ceremony in Freehold, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced.
“By successfully completing this training, these fine men and women have demonstrated their commitment to law enforcement and corrections,” said Sheriff Golden, whose agency runs the Monmouth County Police Academy. “That is a great privilege, since there is no higher responsibility, than maintaining public safety. I’m proud of their accomplishments and commend all for a job well done.”
.@sheriffgolden @MonCoProsecutor @Holmdelpolice Chief proudly present certificates to LE&Corrections recruits.Their hard work, strength & endurance made a difference. Best of luck to all.Congrats to @HudCoTweet & @countyofunionnj Corrections, @HazletPD @NeptunePolice @Lakewood_PD pic.twitter.com/sRqvBgmNs2
— Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office (@MonmouthSheriff) December 13, 2018
The 15 new police officers, which include officers from Aberdeen, Hazlet, Holmdel, Long Branch and Neptune Township in Monmouth County, and recruits from law enforcement agencies in Middlesex and Ocean Counties, successfully completed the Basic Course for Police Officers. The course is twenty weeks long and includes 780 hours of training in patrol concepts, defensive driving, professional development, weaponry and unarmed defense, criminal investigation, ethics, emergency medical care and physical training, along with a host of other courses.
The 20 new corrections officers, all from either Hudson or Union County, completed the 12 week long Basic Course for County Corrections Officers. They were trained in the proper use firearms, batons, handcuffing techniques, mechanical restraints, unarmed self- defense and emergency medical response.
Classroom instruction included topics on law enforcement and ethics, stress management, contraband and evidence processing, characteristics of inmates and drug interdiction and identification.