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Morris County Sheriff’s Office to host a Citizen Police Academy this fall

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy will be held this fall, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

The Citizen Police Academy is free and participants will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis after completing all necessary paperwork, with a maximum enrollment of twenty people.

The Citizen Police Academy will be held October 4 through October 20 on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Applications are being accepted now and the due date for applications is Tuesday, September 27.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age,
  • Reside in Morris County,
  • Submit a fully completed application, and
  • Pass a background investigation process.

The purpose of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy is to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the operations of our agency and of law enforcement in general. Some topics of instruction will include organizational structure, use of force, drug trends and police response, arrest, search and seizure, motor vehicle stops and officer safety. In addition, Citizen Academy students will learn more about the Sheriff’s Office K9, Bomb and Crime Scene sections.

“It is our intention that the graduates of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy will gain an awareness and appreciation of the services we provide, as well as be introduced to some safety information for themselves,” Gannon said.

Sheriff Gannon also hopes to create an even stronger partnership between the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the community which, in turn, will allow graduates to become advocates for the law enforcement community.

For more information and a copy of the application, click here.

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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