Bergen County Sheriff Offering Citizen’s Police Academy  

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) recently announced the 28th citizen’s police academy class. The class consists of an 8-week course designed to inform citizens about law enforcement policies and tactics. The classroom-style course uses lessons and demonstrations to convey law enforcement’s daily operations. 

Some of the lessons include topics such as homicide investigations, disaster preparedness, medical operations, motor vehicle stops, K-9 patrol and more. In addition, the course is also designed to educate participants on the workings of the Sheriff’s Office and its operations in the county. Participants also receive tours of the Bergen County Jail and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, as a part of the program. 

“One of the most important components of law enforcement is fostering strong relationships with the community,” said Sheriff Anthony Cureton. “Our Citizen’s Police Academy gives residents first-hand knowledge of the important work police do to enhance public safety and protect Bergen County residents 

The start of the citizen’s police academy is scheduled to begin on Apr. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Bergen County Jail. The classes meet once a week at a variety of locations for eight weeks. The program concludes with a graduation ceremony. The deadline to register is Apr. 12. 

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency that serves Bergen County, New Jersey. The BCSO provides public safety services such as patrol, investigation, crime prevention, community outreach and jail management. The BCSO is headquartered in Hackensack, N.J. 

To register for the 28th citizen’s police academy, click here or contact Sgt. Nichelle Ponder, Community Outreach Unit at 201-336-3540.