It's your opportunity to be like Tackleberry, Hightower and Mahoney, well sort of, as The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office is setting up a Citizens Police Academy & Law Enforcement Mini-Academy for residents age 14 and up.

Speakers from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s office and other public safety agencies offer insight into their roles in law enforcement as well as the role of citizens in assisting in those agencies in the war against crime and terrorism.

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.

The Citizen Police Academy (2019) will have 6 sessions that 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 in Freehold.

The first session is on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and continues every Thursday until graduation on October 24, 2019.

Applications can be obtained from the Sheriff’s Office Website,, click on community outreach, then click on Citizen Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy, or call and leave a message for Ted Freeman at 732-431-6400 extension 1110 to have and application package sent to you.

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