About Law & Public Safety Institute

Public Safety

Dear Visitors, 

The Law & Public Safety Institute, which encompasses Police, Fire & EMS Academies, is one of the most successful and influential training academies operating in the State of New Jersey and the nation today. The Institute enjoys the trust and respect of a wide spectrum of corporate, governmental and civic leaders as well as the public safety community-at-large. Few other training centers can claim a more proficient public safety training capability.

At the Institute, public safety personnel, quasi-governmental , corporate and non-profit agencies train with expert certified instructors in one of the most advanced, high-tech facilities in the United States, including the Life Safety Complex, the 32 position outdoor Firing Range, the Confined Space Facility and Smoke Tower. Private corporations, public and non-profit organizations place their confidence in this Institute because the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute is highly regarded and nationally recognized for its excellence in public safety education and training. 

Public safety training and education, a core Institute mission, complements and supports the interest of many prospective students, including emergency service personnel, municipal governments, corporate, governmental and civic leaders and members of the general public. The combinations of achieving public safety training requirements and exceeding state and national mandates enables the Institute to set impressive benchmarks for our customers.

Identifying the one public safety training Institute that can most effectively serve as your safety education facility is often a difficult and time-consuming process for corporate and professional leaders. This web site is designed to help you with that decision. We invite you to tour our facility and see firsthand our exciting training environment nestled in the heart of the Ramapo mountains. 

Thank you for your interest in the Law & Public Safety Institute: Police, Fire & EMS Academies. We hope to hear from you soon. 

Richard Blohm
Director of Law & Public Safety Institute

Contact Us

Richard Blohm

Director of Law and Public Safety Institute

Robert Peacock

Confidential Assistant to the Director of The Law & Public Safety Institute


Maria Toscano

Administrative Assistant to Director Blohm


EMS Training and Education Center

Michael Tarantino, EMS Coordinator


Bergen County Department of Public Safety

Division of Law & Public Safety Institute

281 Campgaw Road • Mahwah, NJ 07430


Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm