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Rafaella Vastola


Chief Thomas DeRosa, of the Clinton Township Police Department, is proud to announce the return of his agency’s Citizens Police Academy. The Department will host up to 20 participants over a 6-week period, from September 28, 2022 through November 2, 2022. The six sessions will take place each Wednesday, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Annandale Hose Company, Station 1, 68 Beaver Avenue, Annandale. 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 excellent 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 beginning July 15, 2022 at the Clinton Township Police Headquarters, located at 1370 Route 31 North, Annandale, NJ 08801, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am-3:30 pm, or print out and complete the forms below. Preference will be given to residents of Clinton Township who are first-time applicants. Applications and Hold Harmless Forms must be returned to Police Headquarters by 3:30 pm, September 19, 2022. Please contact Det. Jennifer Petruzziello, or Ptl. Raffaella Vastola, with any questions.