A prerequisite to the 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.
Enrollment in this course involves a 6-week commitment to attend weekly classes at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Public Safety Center in Freehold. Topics include Analyzing a Crime Scene, Distracted Driving, Opioid Awareness, Internet Safety, Women in Law Enforcement, Career Opportunities as a Public Safety Telecommunicator, Tour of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, CERT Team demonstration, Tour of the STARS Building including simulator demonstrations, K-9 team demo, Tour of the Sheriff’s Public Safety Center, Volunteer Opportunities and a Law Enforcement vehicle display.
Monmouth County residents aged 14 and older are welcome to apply.
The 6 weekly sessions will take place on six consecutive Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM to approximately 7:30 PM, at the Monmouth County Sheriff Public Safety Center, 2500 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ. The first session is on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and continues every Thursday until graduation on October 24, 2019.
Applications, which can be found here, are due no later than September 13, 2019.