2020 Citizens Police Academy Information

The Denville Township Police Department will be conducting our fourth annual Citizens Police Academy beginning on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020. The Academy will take place over the course of ten weeks, meeting once a week on Tuesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Denville Township Municipal Building, unless otherwise noted.

The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the operations of our police department and of law enforcement in general, to include our agency’s goals and objectives. Areas of instruction will cover various topics routinely addressed by law enforcement, to include: criminal and constitutional law relating to arrest, search and seizure; patrol techniques; drug trends and the use of force. Classes will be formulated to incorporate an interactive format, providing participants with a "hands-on" experience whenever practical. It is our intention that the graduates of the Citizens Police Academy will gain an awareness and appreciation of the services provided by our police department and will become good will ambassadors for the law enforcement community as a whole.

This course is limited to sixteen qualified applicants. Applicants must be a Denville Township resident eighteen years of age or older without a criminal record. In addition, all applicants are subject to a background check before being accepted to the program.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 7
th, 2020. Application packets are now available at Police Headquarters from the Police Dispatcher or can be downloaded from the link on the navigation bar on the left side of this page. For more information on this program, please contact Sgt. Dennis Subrizi of the Community Services Bureau at 973-627-4900 x 365 or by e-mail at dsubrizi@denvillepolice.org.