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Police Academy Rules & Regulations

All In-Service Rules are mandatory in order to keep the Academy clean and orderly. Violations of any of the following rules may result in the student being returned to his/her department without credit for course.

Dress Code

Proper footwear and attire is required at all times.

Proper dress consists of:
business suit, shirt, tie, regular department uniform; sport jacket, slacks; female officers can also wear dresses or skirts and fore go the tie. No jeans, shorts, sweat clothes, sneakers or sandals are permitted. 

Dress Code Exceptions:
all physical courses - Firearms, CPR, Defensive Tactics, Photography. No other dress will be allowed without the prior approval of the chief police instructor.

Class Times

All classes begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM, unless otherwise indicated in a specific course description.

Tuition and Fees

Out-of-County Course Fees 
Basic Police Training $1,350.00
Basic Correction Training $950.00
Auxiliary Police $300.00
Special Police Class 1B $450.00
Juvenile Detention Officer Class $500.00
All Other Courses 
First Day $35.00
Each Additional Day $35.00
With the following exceptions
Methods of Instruction $250.00
Firearms Instructor Course $350.00
Crime Prevention for Practitioner $200.00
Physical Conditioning Instructor $200.00
Radar Instruction Course $200.00
Honor Guard Camp $100.00 per department

 

Charges include administrative fees, supplies and materials. The Academy provides photographic supplies, various booklets, and other distribution materials.

Refunds 

Basic Police Training Course: Reimbursement for student withdrawal or dismissal from the Basic Police Training Course will be as follows: 
100% if the Academy is notified 7 days prior to orientation. 50% for post-orientation withdrawal through the third week of training. 0% after the third week of training.

Payments

Billing will be made upon completion of the course. Checks, money orders and vouchers are to be made payable to: 
The Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute 
281 Campgaw Road, 
Mahwah, NJ 07430 

Please do not send payment before being billed!

Out-of-county NJ Police Training Commission certified instructors who actively instruct Bergen County Academy courses may attend in-service courses conducted or sponsored by the Academy at no charge. 

Accidents 

All accidents occurring on Academy grounds must be reported immediately to the attending instructor and to the administrative office, and an incident form must be completed. 

Telephone Messages

No messages will be delivered during classes except in an emergency. All outgoing calls must be made on the pay phones located in the lobby and corridors. 

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the building. When smoking outdoors, use ashtrays. Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. 

Breaks

Breaks are given according to the instructor. Classes normally break for lunch at noon, unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.
 
Students are required to clean up after themselves. All garbage should be disposed of in the proper receptacles provided. 

The kitchen area is off-limits to all students attending In-Service Training classes, unless permitted by the Academy Director or Chief Training Advisor.

Miscellaneous 

Students are prohibited from talking to any recruit attending the Basic Police Class. Offices are to be entered on official business only. 

Contact Us

 

Lt. Chuck Silverstein

Officer in Charge

201-785-5721

csilverstein@bcsd.us

 

Sgt. William Valentine

In - Service Training

201-226-5772

wvalentine@bcpo.net

 

Lt. Gary Boesch 

In-Service Training

201-226-5683

gboesch@bcpo.net

 

S.O. Alex Herrera

Training Advisor

201-785-5729

aherrera@bcsd.us

 

P.O. Dave Affinito

Training Advisor

201-785-5730

daffinito@patersonpd.com

 

Sgt. Mike Doyle

Range Master

201-785-5724

mdoyle@bcsd.us

Sgt. Robert Sloma

Range Officer

201-785-5723

rsloma@bcsd.us

 

Robert Peacock

ALT Route Advisor

201-785-5703

peacock@bclpsi.net

Lynn St. Thomas

In-Service Police Secretary

201-785-5726

stthomas@bclpsi.net

 


Training Contact email

policetraining@bclpsi.net