2018 Civilian Police Academy

Edison Police Seek Applicants for its Civilian Police Academy

EDISON – The Police Department is again hosting its popular Civilian Police Academy starting Jan. 30th, 2018 and running on consecutive Tuesdays, from 7:30–9:30 p.m., through March 20th.

The academy, to be held at the Edison Municipal Complex, 100 Municipal Blvd., is open to  township residents, 18 or older, who register before Jan. 12th. Class size is limited to the first 35 residents to register for the free program.

Topics covered at the Civilian Police Academy include the functions of the police department's Patrol Bureau; the Detective Bureau, Crime Scene Unit, and Juvenile Aid bureaus; the Special Operations Group, the S.W.A.T. Team, the Auxiliary Police and Emergency Management. There will also be discussions about domestic violence, crime prevention, home security and personal safety, and firearms safety.

“I extremely pleased to bring back our Civilian Police Academy,” Police Chief Thomas Bryan said. “This program enables us as a department to reach out to the community we serve and better inform residents about what our officers do each day.”

“It also gives participants a small taste of what it would be like to be a police officer,” the Chief added. Graduates of the Civilian Police Academy will receive a diploma and are eligible to participate in a ride-along with an on-duty police officer.

For more information, please contact Lt. Robert J.Dudash Jr. at 732-248-6442 or at rdudash@edisonpd.org.

For an application, click here.