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The New Jersey Transit Police Department is offering New Jersey Transit employees and commuters an opportunity to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of their transit police department.

The New Jersey Transit Police will be conducting a 15-week "Citizen Police Academy" interactive program for employees and commuters.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the procedures, guidelines, responsibilities, demands of personnel and laws and policies that guide police decision-making. Topics that will be covered will include but are not limited to: Overviews of the Department's organization and structure, recruitment and training, the roles and responsibilities of the various divisions and sections such as Patrol, Traffic, Investigations, K-9, Crime Analysis, Special Operations and Emergency Management. The Citizen Police Academy "Recruits" will have the opportunity to experience the same VIRTRA 300 degree (Firearms Training System) and Driving Simulator that our police officers use for training. In addition, participants will be given an opportunity to experience a "ride along" with a police officer on patrol.

The Citizen Police Academy is open to any NJ Transit employee and NJ Transit commuters who are over 21 years of age and who successfully complete a thorough background investigation. "Citizen Police Academy Recruits" will meet once a week for approximately 2 to 3 hours at the New Jersey Transit Headquarters, 1 Penn Plaza, Newark, across from Penn Station. Class location, dates and times will be announced upon scheduling of the next course. Class size will be limited.

The approximate start of the next class will be Thursday February 15, 2018. The cutoff date for new applications will be Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

All interested individuals may submit the attached application or contact the NJ Transit Police Department Training Unit at 973-491-8256 or email for additional information.

Citizen Police Academy Application

NJT Citizens Police Academy Poster

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