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Denville Police Department accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Denville Township Police Department will be holding their fourth Citizens Police Academy beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The academy will take place over the course of ten weeks, meeting once a week on Tuesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Denville Township Municipal Building.

The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the operations, goals and objectives of our police department and of law enforcement in general.

Areas of instruction will cover various topics routinely addressed by law enforcement, to include: criminal and constitutional law relating to arrest, search and seizure; patrol techniques; drug trends; and the use of force, which will include participants running through scenarios in a firearms training simulator. Classes will be formulated to incorporate an interactive format, providing participants with a “hands-on” experience whenever practical.

“It is our intention that the graduates of the Citizens Police Academy will gain an awareness and appreciation of the services provided by our police department and will become good will ambassadors for the law enforcement community as a whole,” police said.

The course is limited to fifteen qualified applicants. Applicants must be Denville Township residents or nonresidents who work or own a business in Denville (preference will be given to Denville residents).

Applicants must also be eighteen years of age or older, and cannot have a criminal record. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Application packets are available to be picked up at Police Headquarters, located at 1 St. Mary’s Place in Denville, from the Police Dispatcher or can be downloaded at

For more information on the program, contact Sgt. Mike Weldon of the Community Services Bureau at 973-627-4900 x 333 or by e-mail at

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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