Chief Thomas DeRosa, of the Clinton Township Police Department, is proud to announce the return of his agency’s Citizens Police Academy. After a hiatus due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Department will host up to 20 participants over a 5-week period, from October 27, 2021 through November 23, 2021. The five sessions will take place each week, from 6:00 pm until 9 pm at Annandale Hose Company, Station 1, 68 Beaver Avenue, Annandale. Social distancing and other COVID 19 precautions will be employed to ensure the health and safety of attendees and instructors.  The program is free of charge to attendees.

The program, which enjoys great success across the country and internationally, is designed to give participants an understanding of select areas of operation of the Clinton Township Police Department and a working knowledge of what these aspects of law enforcement entail. The Department follows the philosophy of Community Policing and is committed to developing partnerships with the public. The Citizens Police Academy provides an opportunity for the public to develop direct lines of communication with the police department. Areas of instruction include narcotics trends, K-9 demonstrations, cyber-security and identity theft, crime scene investigation, motor vehicle stops and other areas of interest.

Any adult, age 21 or older, interested in attending the Citizens Police Academy may pick up an application at the Clinton Township Police Headquarters, located at 1370 Route 31 North, Annandale, NJ 08801, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am-4:00 pm, or print out and complete the forms below. Applications and Hold Harmless Forms must be returned to Police Headquarters by 4:00 pm, October 25, 2021. Please contact Ptl. Jennifer Petruzziello, or Ptl. Raffaella Vastola, with any questions.