Sheriff Announces Citizen Police Academy

Sheriff Golden (Photo courtesy Monmouth County).

MONMOUTH COUNTY – County residents ages 14 and older can learn about the complex workings of law enforcement in Sheriff Shaun Golden’s Citizen Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini-Academy.

Residents will hear from municipal, county, state and federal agents who will provide glimpses into their work, and describe how citizens assist those agencies against crime and terrorism.

The six-week class will cover: internet dangers and safety measures; foreclosures; distracted driving; safe CARGO; CarFit; importance of fitness in public safety; gang awareness; tour of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution; tour of the STARS Building; K-9 demo; tour of the Sheriff’s Public Safety Center; vehicle display; and volunteer opportunities.

The sessions will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 3 to June 7.

To apply, visit, and click on “community outreach,” then “Citizen Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy.” Residents can also call Kathy Morrison, 732-431-6400, ext. 1122, to apply.