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New Jersey Police Academy Requirements & Qualifications

recruits 300x181 Police Academy Requirements in New Jersey   Get Advice on How to PrepareThe law enforcement academy curriculum is not easy in any state, but it’s especially tough in New Jersey and New York. The police officer training academy in New Jersey (NJ) is probably one of the toughest in that region. Not only are you expected to be in good physical shape to gain acceptance into the police academy, but you’ll also have to pass the curriculum course exams as well. In fact, some of the recruits that you’ll see on day one won’t be there on  the final graduation day.

It’s also true some recruits will sail through the academy without a hitch, while others will either flunk out or quit. Some of the recruits who flunk out because of test results would have probably benefited from a  police academy study guide. The great thing about the New Jersey police officer academy is you’ll leave your respective class in elite shape and very well trained.

The requirements to get into the academy are similar to any other agency. You must be someone of good moral character and be without any felony convictions.

Here are some of the requirements needed to get into the New Jersey police academy:

Education Requirements

An applicant must have (1) a bachelor’s degree, signifying completion of the undergraduate curriculum and graduation from an accredited college or universitypoliceacadeybook Police Academy Requirements in New Jersey   Get Advice on How to Prepare or, (2) alternatively, an associate’s degree or have completed 60 college credits from an accredited college or university, plus at least two years of satisfactory employment or, (3) alternatively, have completed 30 college credits from an accredited college or university plus at least two years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge.

Age

Applicants must be at least 21 years old on the date the initial application is submitted and must not reach their 35th birthday prior to the graduation date of their State Police class.

Citizenship

Only citizens of the United States are eligible for appointment to the New Jersey Police Academy.

Driver’s License

Applicants must have obtained a valid automobile driver’s license at the time that background investigations begin.

Background Investigation

Applicants must have a good reputation and be of sound moral character. Factors, which are automatic disqualifications for the position, are listed in the application. An applicant’s background will be carefully investigated and the answers, which are supplied on the application and written examination, are subject to verification. An applicant who has intentionally made a false statement or practiced, or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in this application, in any examination, interview, application, or in securing eligibility for appointment may be rejected from the process. Any intentional misstatement of fact is reason for disqualification from the selection process, and may be punished by law .

For convenience I’ve listed some New Jersey police academy institutions below. Feel free to contact them directly if you have any questions or concerns about requirements and qualifications needed to enroll.

ANTHONY CANALE TRAINING CENTER
5033 English Creek Rd
Egg Harbor Twp, New Jersey 08232
Phone: 609-272-9495
Fax: 609-272-0750

BURLINGTON COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
1 Academy Dr
Westhampton, New Jersey 08060
Phone: 609-261-3900
Fax: 609-265-1329

CAMDEN CO POLICE ACADEMY

Po Box 200
Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
Phone: 609-374-4950
Fax: 609-374-4889

CAPE MAY COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY

173 Crest Haven Rd
Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210
Phone: 609-465-1133
Fax: 609-463-0749

ESSEX CO POLICE ACADEMY
250 Grove Ave
Cedar Grove, New Jersey 07009
Phone: 201-857-1339
Fax: 201-239-8842

MORRIS COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
Morris Co Courthouse Po Box 900
Morristown, New Jersey 07960-0900
Phone: 201-285-2984
Fax: 201-285-2971

GLOUCHESTER COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
Tanyard Rd Glouchester Co Coll
Sewell, New Jersey 08080
Phone: 609-464-5223
Fax: 609-468-7307

JERSEY CITY POLICE ACADEMY
282 Central Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey 07307
Phone: 201-547-5355
Fax: 201-547-5368

JOHN H STAMLER POLICE ACADEMY
1776 Raritan Rd
Scotch Plains , New Jersey 07076
Phone: 908-889-6112
Fax: 908-889-6359

MIDDLESEX COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY

Po Box 1391
Edison, New Jersey 08818
Phone: 908-225-0750
Fax: 908-225-0760

MONMOUTH COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY

2000 Kozloski Rd
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Phone: 908-577-8710
Fax: 908-577-8722

MORRIS COUNTY POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY
PO Box 900
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Phone: 201-285-2979
Fax: 201-285-2971

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ACADEMY
Cn 863
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: 609-466-5168
Fax: 609-466-5194

NEW JERSEY POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION
25 Market St Cn 085
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: 609-466-5168
Fax: 609-466-5194

NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY
Sea Girt Ave
Sea Girt , New Jersey 08750
Phone: 908-449-5200
Fax: 908-449-8763

NEW JERSEY TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
101 S Broad St
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0809
Phone: 609-633-6070
Fax: 609-633-6134

NEWARK POLICE ACADEMY
1 Lincoln Ave
Newark, New Jersey 07104
Phone: 201-733-6030
Fax: 201-733-4869

OCEAN COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
659 Ocean Ave
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
Phone: 908-363-8715
Fax: 908-905-8345

PASSAIC COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
209 Totowa Rd
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Phone: 201-628-7686
Fax: 201-628-5662

PATERSON POLICE ACADEMY

111 Broadway
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
Phone: 201-881-6842
Fax: 201-278-1780

SOMERSET COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
209 Cougar Ct
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Phone: 908-685-0442
Fax: 908-704-0959

TRENTON POLICE ACADEMY

225 N Clinton Ave
Trenton, New Jersey 08609
Phone: 609-989-3918
Fax: 609-989-4270

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Officer Forestal has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, 8 years law enforcement experience and is a graduate of the 2002 Police Corps, where he was recognized as an expert shooter. Former Collegiate all-American, certifield personal trainer and author of several fitness and police related books such as the Police Oral Interview Secrets, and Police Exam For Dummies. As a Law Enforcement enthusiast, E.L. has helped hundreds of candidates "ACE" their respective entrance exam and the oral board interview. Learn More...


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  1. Steven A. Lawrence says:

    Hello my name is Steven Lawrence and am interested in becoming a police officer. I just recently finished a 5 year contract in the Marine Corps. I would like to get some literature on how to begin this process. Thank you and have a good day!