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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Basic Police

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 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 is 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


The next Basic Course for Police Officers will start on Monday, April 22, 2019 with a tentative graduation date in October 2019.  Please contact Staff Instructor Det. Andy White at the Police Academy to reserve seating if you wish to send recruits for Basic Police training.  

Det. Andy White 
(973) 595-6411 x3223