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In-Service Training


The Passaic County Police Academy offers a number of In-Service Training programs for those associated within the Law Enforcement Field.


Our curriculum includes numerous courses, which address the technical and practical needs for law enforcement personnel.

We are committed to providing quality education to our law enforcement personnel and our goal is to enhance the educational level and skills, which will assist an officer to perform in the most professional manner possible.

We hope that you and your officers will take advantage of the opportunity to expand your professional skills at the Academy.

Click here for the 2019 Course Catalog
Click here for the In-Service Course Police Application


Course Announcements 


Gang Awareness
September 30, 2019
This one day course will offer an overview of the threat groups currently operating within prisons, correctional facilities, and the streets of New Jersey and surrounding states. The course will cover the make-up and levels of sophistication of these threat groups. Techniques for identifying and managing threat group members will also be explained. Further, the current “communication” trends employed by the individuals belonging to these threat groups will be discussed.

Methods of Instruction
October 1 - 8, 2019
This class is a Police Training Commission approved course designed for officers who plan to teach at police schools and/or in their respective departments. Topics include selecting appropriate teaching methods, establishing goals and performance objectives and constructing lesson plans. An overview of the principles of learning, classroom management, and the selection and use of training aids will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn to formulate questions and to evaluate progress.

Laws of Police-Citizen Encounters, Arrest Search, & Seizure for Patrol Officers
October 17 - 18, 2019
This two-day course provides the Patrol Officer with knowledge of the necessary legal requirements for Investigative Stops (Terry), Motor Vehicle Stops, Custodial Arrests and searches of properties.

Courtroom Battleground
October 23, 2019
This course will teach Law Enforcement Professionals how to better prepare themselves for courtroom encounters by learning how the Prosecution and Defense attorneys present cases and how a Superior Court Judge perceives the case. A mock trial will be conducted at the Wayne Municipal Court. Participating will be a retired Passaic County Superior Court Judge, a retired County Prosecutor and Defense Attorney.

C.E.D. Operator Course (Taser)
October 24 - 25, 2019
This two day block of instruction will encompass both the Taser X2 End User and the New Jersey Police Training Commission Conducted Energy Device Certification Course. Limited to Passaic County Law Enforcement ONLY. 

Advanced Search and Seizure for Traffic Stops
November 8, 2019
Learn the latest search and seizure concepts regarding traffic stops, including recent Supreme Court decisions. 


Course Cancellations

CANCELED - Interview and Interrogation
September 4 - 6, 2019
This is three-day course focuses on the application of interview and interrogation techniques and principles. Officers are instructed in identifying body language, which can be used during field interviews and motor vehicle stops.

CANCELED - Supervision of Police Personnel
September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18, 2019
This course will run one day a week for six weeks. It is designed to enhance the skills of veteran supervisors and those who have had little or no supervisory training.