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"Rich History, Bright Future"

Basic Police

Robert A. Lyons
Police Academy Director

Passaic County Police Academy
214 Oldham Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-595-6411
Fax: 973-595-6874
Our basic course for police officers approved by the New Jersey Police Training Commission is designed specifically for newly appointed police officers. It includes the prescribed course of study that a police officer must complete as a condition for permanent appointment.  Law Enforcement agencies will be mailed a complete application package upon request. The completed packet would be due 15 days prior to the start of the class.
Required Units of Study  
  • Professional Development
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Police Community Relations
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Requirements of Arrest, Search, Seizure
  • Evidence
  • Use of Force
  • Communications
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Weaponry
  • Unarmed Defense
  • Patrol Concepts
  • Traffic
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Physical Training
  • Agency Training


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