Course Descriptions

Advanced Crash Investigation

  • April 1-12, 2019

PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS COURSE: Completion of the Basic Crash Investigation

A prerequisite for this two-week course is completion of Basic Crash Investigation. This intense class builds on BCI and covers interpreting tire marks, road scars, advanced measuring methods, vehicle damage analysis and vehicle behavior during collisions. This course is also known as advanced or technical training. If applicants had a problem with the math involved in BCI they should hone their algebra skills prior to signing up for ACI since there is a noticeable emphasis on math formulas as they relate to collisions.

The Vehicle Dynamics curriculum, offered as a stand-alone course in the past, is now part of the ACI course. This course is very intense and is for officers with strong math skills.

Students must bring the materials that they were issued during the Basic Crash Investigation course. In addition, students should bring multi-colored pencils for vector diagrams.

Class is limited to 30, one officer per department.

Conducted by the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Please use the Academy Police In-Service Registration Form.

Advanced Interview and Interrogation – FBI

  • October 2-3, 2019

This two-day course is designed for investigators and detectives.  It will cover the following areas: preparing for the interview, the background interview, Miranda warnings, non-verbal behavior, verbal behavior, the behavior analysis interview, and the eight-step interrogation method

Class size is limited to 24 students.


Arrest, Search Seizure Update
Search Warrant Preparation
Communications Data Warrant Preparation
Effective Tools for a Successful Prosecution

  • February 21, 2019
  • September 10, 2019

This all-day block of instruction will provide police officers with an overview of New Jersey’s laws pertaining to:


This is an overview of the latest laws, court decisions and policing strategies affecting the area of Arrest, Search and Seizure.


This program focuses on important aspects of the search warrant process.  Topics that will be addressed are the preparation of the affidavit and search warrant, scope and intensity of the search, preparation and execution of the warrant and common search warrant problems.


This program will address issues relating to the steps needed to obtain all forms of electronic records, including telephone toll billing records, mobile telephone records, cell site information and e-mail.


This section will address issues that frequently arise in the course of an investigation that should be considered to build a successful prosecution. Other topics that will be addressed are Criminal Justice Reform, charging issues and drafting affidavits of probable cause.

The courses are recommended as a yearly refresher for all law enforcement personnel.


Conducted by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor LaJuan Tucker, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Applied Leadership Principles

  • April 10, 2019

Of all the problems that face public safety, the shortage of practical leaders is an issue that must be addressed.

Effective leadership is the cornerstone of day-to-day supervision and can be developed through experience and proper training. It is from training and experience that potential leaders are taught how to apply core competencies required of anyone thrust into a leadership situation or position. This course provides the proper training to develop an effective leader.

Command and supervisory personnel from the following agencies should attend: Law enforcement; Fire services; 911 Emergency Communications; Corrections

Topics are:

  • Leaders and Leadership
  • Leadership vs Management
  • Major Challenges Facing Leaders
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • How Leaders Behave
  • Four Ways Leaders Get Others to Follow
  • Leadership Power

Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate attendance. (Class size is limited, please register early.)

2019 Applied Leadership Principles Registration Form

Basic Budgeting

  • October 28-29, 2019 canceled

Budgets are one of the most important development tools an agency can use. There are many challenges related to planning, managing, and presenting a department budget. A department’s ability to reduce crime and improve services can be negatively impacted by a lack of funds. The Budgeting for Law Enforcement Agencies course will provide police departments with the ability to address external concerns, such as fighting new crimes, along with internal concerns, such as training officers and purchasing new equipment, which are directly correlated to constructing and managing the phases of your budget.

The Penn State Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) is pleased to work with our co-sponsor, to offer this two-day course. This program combines lectures with demonstrations that will help participants to understand, develop, present, and manage an agency budget. This course is highly interactive and is applicable work-based training. Participant learning is reinforced through the extensive use of hands-on individual and team exercises during the course. Note that effective budgeting skills will allow you to advocate for the funds that your department needs, and also to ensure that those funds are deployed wisely. All of our courses are instructed by current practitioners or recently retired executives. Key concepts and topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Understanding your Budget
    • Budgetary systems: types and applications
      • Four types of funds
      • Three types of budgets
  • Developing your Budget
    • Budget terms, framework, and structure
      • Planning, pricing, controlling, evaluating, and monitoring budget
    • Building a budget
      • Analyze past budget
      • Plan new budget and costs
  • Managing and Monitoring your Budget
    • Factoring for maintaining and developing capacity
      • Taking recruitment, retention costs, and community into consideration
  • Presenting your Budget
    • Acquiring needed skills to present to decision makers in a very tight economy

Register online: Questions? Contact us at 814-863-0079.

Basic Computer Crimes Investigation

  • December 10, 2019

This one day class demonstrates to law enforcement officers the various types of computer crimes and how to conduct an effective computer-crime related investigation.  This class does not include instruction on conducting a computer forensic exam.  Areas include:

  • Introduction to computer hardware, software and Internet terminology
  • Legal Aspects of Computer Crime Investigation
  • Cyber Terrorism, Hacking, Wireless Technologies
  • The Internet as an Investigative Tool
  • Preparation and Execution of a computer-related search warrant

The students are also exposed to the methodology of investigating computer-related crimes and how to deal with victims of such. Examples of cases involving Sex Crimes, Missing Persons/Runaways, Fraud, Credit Card Theft, Identity Theft, Terroristic Threats, Web Site Creation, Forgery, Domestic Violence and Hacking are discussed.

Other related material includes basic personal computer safety, virus protection, hoaxes and spy-ware.

Conducted by Detective Thomas Gallagher, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Basic Crash Investigation

  • March 4-15, 2019

This course is the basic training that will teach officers the proper techniques for recognizing and properly recording damage that occurs when motor vehicles collide. It also covers gathering critical evidence that may be used to reconstruct a crash at a later date. Related topics include information from people, roads and vehicles. This course is designed for new officers or officers assigned to a traffic bureau. There are some basic math formulas taught and officers enrolled should have basic algebra skills and will need a scientific calculator. Students will need a scientific calculator, a compass, a flex curve and a 360 degree protractor.

Class size is strictly limited to 30 students, one (1) officer per department.

Conducted by the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Please use the Academy Police In-Service Registration Form.

Basic Crime Scene Investigation for Detectives

  • October 10 & 11, 2019

This two day course is designed to provide a detective or officer with the information and skills necessary to process a crime scene on their own. Topics will include legal aspects of evidence, crime scene search and security, photography, establishing a crime scene kit, evidence processing, and blood pattern interpretation, etc. Practical exercises will be implemented to reinforce the classroom instruction. Students should bring 35mm cameras and latent dusting kits if they are available. Limited cameras and dusting equipment will be made available to students who cannot bring their department’s equipment.

Note: Participants are urged to bring a SLR Digital camera and fingerprint dusting equipment.

Conducted by Detective / Corporal Philip Mangiafridda, Morris County Sheriff’s Department
Because of the “hands on” training in this course class size is limited to 20.

Please use the Academy Police In-Service Registration Form.

Basic Field Training Officer School

  • December 9-11, 2019

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Field Training Officers, in conjunction with the Morris County Public Safety Academy, is proud to offer our Basic Field Training Officer Course. The Morris County Public Safety Academy is located at 500 W. Hanover Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960. This training is designed for personnel entering Field Training Units in Patrol, Detention, Communications, Emergency Medical Services and Support Services.

Field Training officers train and evaluate career candidates in preparation for solo duty in law enforcement, corrections, EMS and communications. Our Basic three-day school will provide the new FTO with the tools necessary to train and evaluate career candidates during the field training process.

NJNAFTO’s Basic FTO School is a nationally recognized school for preparing experienced officers for a career in field training. The San Jose Model, Reno Model, and Modified San Jose Model are discussed. The course focuses on the FTO themselves, and how they can improve their interpersonal and instruction skills to increase trainee retention. The classes incorporate a variety of learning activities, including group work, case law review, and video scenarios.

This 24-hour class covers such topics as Intro to FTO, Adult Learning, Generational Leadership, Standardized Evaluations Guidelines, Ethics, Equal Opportunity Employment, Civil Liability, and Officer Safety. Built on a foundation of Generational Communication and Leadership, each block of study is directed at the Field Trainer and ways to improve their teaching, work product, and approach to today’s new Officer in Training. Information includes motivating different generations of trainees, career survival for the FTO, liability pertaining to evaluations, as well as 21st Century Policing and CALEA standards and expectations.

Registration: Visit

PLEASE REGISTER BY December 1, 2019. Seating limited to the 1st 30 applicants. no exceptions. No refunds within 30 days of class, but substitutions of students is allowed.

Cost: $225 per student, which includes training materials and 1-year membership to NAFTO. (NJNAFTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and professional association concerned with apprenticeship training.)

For class, program, or material-related questions, please contact John Smith, NJNAFTO Chapter President, at 1-833-623-8665, or email [email protected].

Remit checks to NAFTO, 7942 W. Bell Rd. Suite C5, Glendale, AZ 85308.

Conducted by the National Association of Field Training Officers

Basic Financial Crimes Investigation

  • November 6, 2019

This one-day course is designed to provide police officers (patrol and investigative) with an overview of the current trends in White Collar Crime, and offer the investigative tools by which these crimes can be successfully investigated and prosecuted.  Other topics to be covered include sources of financial information, financial records analysis, securities fraud, document fraud, “Nigerian Check Scams”, “IRS Scams”, and financial crimes legal issues.  In addition, a case study on a recent financial crimes investigation will be presented and discussed.  Investigative techniques regarding Crimes Against the Retired and Elderly will also be discussed, as well as the recent trends in these types of crimes.

Conducted by Sergeant Stephen Ortiz and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit

Class size is limited to 50.

Basic Internal Affairs Training

  • May 15-17, 2019

Basic Internal Affairs Training is a three-day course developed for county and municipal police departments.  The course will provide comprehensive instruction in all aspects of the internal affairs function and the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures.

Who should attend:

  • All county and municipal police officers recently assigned to the Internal affairs function.
  • Veteran investigators may also benefit from the course.

Fill out the Internal Affairs registration form.

Registration and/or inquiries to:
Law Enforcement Solutions, LLC
P. O. Box 071
Sergeantsville, NJ 08557

Registration is limited.

Becoming the Title 39 Expert (Street Cop Training)

  • February 25, 2019
  • September 16, 2019

Matt Lloyd is a patrolman in Burlington County New Jersey with over ten years of law enforcement experience where he is currently a traffic safety officer and training officer in addition to his patrol duties. He is highly trained and well known for his proactive patrol tactics and extensive knowledge of New Jersey’s traffic laws which has resulted in countless criminal investigations and arrests over his career. Matt has received numerous commendations for recovered weapons, narcotics, seized currency, wanted persons, and solved cases as a direct result of his proactive patrol tactics. He was named Officer of The Year by his agency in 2015 and is passionate about police work and training other officers in order to build confidence and take their skills to the next level. Matt is commonly referred to by his peers at the “Title 39 Savant.”

Knowing motor vehicle law could be one of the most vital skills an effective police officer must know. A lot of times it is chalked up to “Writing Tickets.” However this is simply not the case. A lot of our greatest apprehensions begin on the foundational principles of motor vehicle law. This class is meant to make every NJ police officer not only better at knowing more motor vehicle law, but also provides for an extreme gain in confidence. Mistakes and embarrassments happen when police officers lack the education to know what they should be doing. Matt will literally clear up questions and myths regarding what we can and can’t do. He will discuss some amazing laws we are unaware of and provide a comprehensive understanding of how to utilize them in all settings to include but not limited to traffic enforcement, pre-textual enforcement, investigative division enforcement, and patrol division enforcement. The first thing that a defense will challenge is the RAS (PC) for a motor vehicle stop. It’s a real good idea to know what you’re doing beyond the handful of suggested boxes on the front of the ticket book!

Register online.

Case Law/Search & Seizure Update That All Cops Must Know (Street Cop Training)

  • May 6, 2019

The student will learn past and present case law specifically to NJ. This knowledge will give any police officer from Rookie to Veteran the ability to make more informed decisions in a variety of different circumstances that police officers face on a frequent basis. Knowledge is power, and if there has been any confusion on how case law and 2C law applies to our profession this course will clear that up. Everything in this course was taken from existing NJ law journals and manuals. The student will be given all the sources from where the material for this course was constructed so they will be able to reference cases during the course of their duties.

This is an excellent refresher for any officers that have attended the Narcotic and Criminal Interdiction, Street Smart Cop, and Pro-Active Patrol courses. A great course for all divisions and rankings in police departments throughout the state!

Register online for this Case Law course.

Cell Block Management and Suicide Awareness

  • April 11, 2019

This two-hour course is devoted to the requirements for operating and maintaining a safe and secure detention facility, as set forth in Chapter 34 of the New Jersey Administration Code. The “Cell Block Management” segment will review sound security practices and the minimum requirements for supervising detainees will be stressed. The “Suicide Awareness” segment will focus on such topics as the profiling of suicidal detainees, the screening and supervision of such detainees, the various ways in which detainees may attempt suicide, the liability factor and appropriate policy and procedures for handling suicide attempts.

Class size is limited to 40

Conducted by Sergeant Andrew Bileci, Morris County Sheriff’s Office / Bureau of Corrections

CODIS Overview and Update on the New DNA Collection Law

  • November 14, 2019

The goal of the CODIS Compliance Unit is to get all New Jersey law enforcement personnel fully trained in the CODIS program.  This two-hour class will bring attendees completely up to date with when and how DNA collection is required in New Jersey.  The course will cover the following information:

  • Overview of the NJ and national CODIS programs and how they can help your agency
  • The four times DNA collection is required in New Jersey
  • Why CODIS and DNA collection should be a consideration during every arrest
  • Demonstration on how to collect a DNA sample
  • Four ways to research if an offender’s DNA is already in the CODIS database
  • What to do when your agency receives a DNA hit letter
  • Handling offenders who refuse to provide DNA
  • Receive reference materials for your agency

This class is perfect as both an introduction to CODIS or a refresher for those who may have had training before.

Procedure for Registration

To register, email the following information to [email protected] with “CODIS TRAINING” in the subject box:

  • Date and location of the session you will be attending
  • Name, rank, and agency of each officer attending (Special officers and civilian personnel who collect DNA are welcome)
  • Email address of each officer attending
  • Phone number of each officer attending

You will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please contact our training coordinator Lillian Dutton at (609) 376-2369 or [email protected].

Class size is limited to 50 students.

Conducted by CODIS Compliance Unit, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice

Current Drug Trends

  • May 17, 2019 canceled
  • October 25, 2019 canceled

This half day class will review drug trends affecting your community.  Topics will include various popular drugs, illicit drugs of choice, synthetics, prescription abuse/ diversion and clothing lines that cater to drug users.  Current drug trends, paraphernalia, methods of ingestion and current case law will also be discussed.

To register, use the Police Standard In-Service Registration FormDo not send registrations to J&J Enterprises.

For additional information, contact Joe Abrusci at [email protected] or mail to:

J & J Enterprises
P. O. Box 438
Flanders, NJ 07836

Deceptive Behaviors and Hidden Compartments (Street Cop Training)

  • January 16, 2019
  • June 26, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

The training taught in this course can be easily applied by all police officers in any department or agency. A common misconception is “Well we don’t have this type of thing In our area,” which is untrue. We have seen our past students in some of the smallest towns intercept some of the largest amounts of contraband that was believed to not exist. It’s everywhere and in every town. If you get the training to be able to see it, you will find it. This is hands down some of the best training currently available in New Jersey. Everything the student will learn is 100% Legal and employed daily throughout the state and country. The instructor is an entertaining and informative instructor that provides extremely useful information delivered in an easily comprehensible manner.

The course is designed to give the student the ability to identify vehicles commonly used in interstate currency and narcotic transport. These indicators are derived from personal experience and the experience of our network of police officers who are having success with intercepting significant seizures throughout the United States. You will learn what kind of vehicles and tactics are being used. You do not need to learn hidden compartments for this training to be effective. However, as an added bonus you will receive a comprehensive understanding of very easy ways to spot those vehicles that have been modified to conceal contraband. Everyone is focusing on A and not even realizing B is passing right in front of our faces every day. At a very minimum, the exposure to this training will make you a much more effective officer.

Document Fraud for Law Enforcement

  • March 25, 2019
  • September 16, 2019

This course will assist law enforcement officers (Patrol Officers as well as Detectives) enhance their ability to recognize and identify the universe of identity-related documents issued by and relied upon by the MVC and the factors that motivate fraudsters.  Emerging technology has made it increasingly difficult to identify fraudulent documents.  Students will learn what tools are available to assist them in identifying counterfeit documents by providing “hands-on” training and experience in the recognition of fraudulent documents such as:  driver licenses, green cards, passports, birth certificates and social security cards.  Participants will learn the newest trends in counterfeiting of drivers licenses by “on-line” manufacturers, which has become increasingly common.  This course will also review counterfeit as well as genuine NJ inspection stickers, temporary registrations and certificates of title.

In addition, this class will review facial recognition technology as it is used by the Motor Vehicle Commission and of a cutting-edge investigative tool known as the ‘Facial Recognition Initiative.”  This technology utilizes the Photo Imaging Mugshot System maintained in the New York/New Jersey “HIDTA” program.  The repository consists of images from arrested individuals submitted by various law enforcement agencies from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Conducted by Investigator Mark Cushing
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission/Fraudulent Documents Training Unit

Driver Simulator Training

  • February 5, 2019
  • April 11, 2019
  • June 11, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • November 13, 2019 (rescheduled from November 6)

This course is designed to reinforce a driver’s ability to develop a system that will assist in making sound decisions and reduce driving risk. Managing risk involves controlling visibility, time, space and being aware of the traction available. The “Driving Simulator” is a training device which includes a steering wheel, brake, and accelerator controls, and provides a feel similar to those experienced in a real car. Through the use of this new technology, the attendee will learn how to react to various traffic elements such as pedestrians, other vehicles and road conditions, and how to predict possible conflict with other highway users. The simulator allows for the measurement of reaction time, braking time and total stopping distance. This course is open to Fire, Police and EMS personnel.

Class size is limited to 8.

Conducted by Sgt. Joseph Matits, Netcong Borough Police Department

Drug Recognition / Under the Influence Course

  • April 26, 2019
  • June 7, 2019
  • September 20, 2019 canceled
  • November 8, 2019

This full day course is designed to help officers identify subjects who are under the influence of substances other than alcohol. The content will help to detect impaired drivers as well as recognize signs and symptoms of impaired individuals. The course content can easily be adapted to other aspects of police work.

The course will cover street drugs, prescription and over the counter medications and other substances of abuse. Attendees will learn how each of the seven drug categories effect clinical indicators such as eye and pupil reactions, pulse, body temperature and how to readily recognize these indicators. The course will offer an overview of the Standardized Field Sobriety tests and an introduction into the Drug Recognition Expert program. Current drug trends, paraphernalia, methods of ingestion and current case law will also be discussed.

To register, use the Police Standard In-Service Registration FormDo not send registrations to J & J Enterprises.

For additional information, contact Joe Abrusci at [email protected] or mail to:

J & J Enterprises
P. O. Box 438
Flanders, NJ 07836

Effective Death Investigation

  • October 16-18, 2019

This three-day seminar is geared toward police officers and medical examiner personnel whose primary responsibility it is to respond to and investigate deaths.  This seminar will develop skills in death investigation by expanding the attendee’s knowledge in death scene protocol, legal considerations, laboratory services, the role of the medical examiner, wound identification, the role of the funeral director, interviewing strategies, and the use of polygraph forensic anthropology, crime scene processing, evidence collection, evidence processing and new developments in forensic technology.

Conducted by Chief of Investigations Stephen Wilson, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Class size is limited to 50.

Effective Report Writing

  • March 4-5, 2019

The impact and reach of any police report is often underestimated. Many officers think that reports begin and end at their departments. The opposite is true. It is amazing how many people and organizations are affected by a written report. The clear, concise, and correct police report goes a long way towards obtaining a positive ending.

The Effective Report Writing class was developed by a retired police detective with more than 20 years of investigative experience. He is currently a magisterial district judge, which brings an additionally valuable perspective on developing and delivering the proper written report.

The Penn State Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) is pleased to partner with our co-sponsor to offer this powerful two-day program designed to help law enforcement write reports that will help, not hinder, the criminal justice system. This highly interactive program places an emphasis on imparting the knowledge and skills needed to properly develop and/or review effective reports. All of our courses are instructed by current practitioners or recently retired executives.

Key concepts and topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Strategies to make written reports simple
    • Easy to read
    • Understandable
  • Make reports fact-laden
  • Develop professional standards
    • Create consistent review standards
  • Using standards and writing styles to increase consistency
    • Document and report
  • Report writing training tactics and strategies
  • Address and review grammar basics
    • Essential grammar, spelling and punctuation
    • Chronological, past tense and first-person emphasis
  • Group and individual exercises

Cost: $345 per person

Registration is available on the JASI website.

“Effects of Domestic Violence on Children” – Police Response Enhancement Program (PREP)

  • June 13, 2019

Discuss the emotional and developmental impact of domestic violence on children; appropriate intervention techniques to use with kids; how to support the non-offending parent; and resources for referral.

PREP classes are intended to help law enforcement personnel effectively identify and respond to victims of domestic violence. PREP is NOT technical legal training. PREP is a program that addresses the issue from a victim’s perspective, and provides practical information for effective intervention and resources for support.

Register at [email protected]. Provide your name, phone, Department, course title and date of class in the email.

Note: The four (4) hour class fulfills the mandatory AG requirement for Domestic Violence training

For more information, visit Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Conducted by “A Partnership for Change” (APFC), PO Box 523, Oradell, NJ 07649

Class size is limited to 50 officers.

Emergency Medical Dispatch

  • April 2-5, 2019
  • October 8-11, 2019

Pre-requisites: 9-1-1 Telecommunicator’s Training & C.P.R. Certification. Copies of certificates must accompany registration.

A required course for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators. This state-approved certification course will enable the student to properly answer, prioritize and dispatch calls for medical aid, and to provide instructions for preliminary emergency medical care prior to arrival of emergency medical personnel. This class will include practical exercises and demonstrations.

This course is being offered after the Basic Police Class graduates so that the recently graduated police officers can attend this course.

Conducted by the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety, Communications Division
Class size is limited to 25.


  • April 1 & 2, 2019
  • September 23 & 24 2019

This sixteen hour program addresses the need for an incident management system, an overview of the structure and expansibility of ICS, an understanding of the command skills needed by officers and firefighters to use ICS’ guidelines effectively, using scenario practices in its application. Appendixes including guidelines and resource information for setting up and implementing a departmental ICS will be provided. This course will meet the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:75-6.1 for certification of Incident Management Level I.

Class size: Minimum 10 – Maximum 40 students

Pre-requisite: Successful Completion of ICS I-100 & I-700

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


  • May 6-8, 2019
  • October 28-30, 2019

This twenty-four hour program addresses the next level of incident management. The course provides the scenarios and applications of using the NIMS Incident Command System at this level. Both lecture and interactive training is used to reinforce the methods and application of this level of management. This course will meet the requirements of NJAC5:75-6.1 for certification of Incident Command Level 2 and the requirements of the NJ Governor’s Executive Order #50.

Class size: Minimum 10 – Maximum 40 students

Pre-requisite: Successful Completion of ICS I-200

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


  • June 3 & 4, 2019
  • November 25 & 26, 2019

This sixteen hour course addresses the next level of incident management. The course provides the scenario and applications for planned and unplanned events using the NIMS Incident Command System at this level. Both lecture and interactive training is used to reinforce the methods and application of this level of management.

For the best results of this course EMS, Fire and Police agencies need to be in attendance together. Outreach courses held by individual jurisdictions (towns, boroughs, fire districts) alone or in conjunction with other jurisdictions is preferred.

This course meets the requirements of NJAC5:75-6.1 certification of Incident Management Level 3 and the requirements of the NJ Governor’s Executive Order #50.

Class size: Minimum 10 – maximum 40 students

Pre-requisite: Successful Completion of ICS-300

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.

Field Training Officer (FTO) Program

  • April 8-10, 2019

The future of a police department is significantly impacted by the field training officer (FTO). The FTO is a vital member of the department, responsible for training new recruits and determining the viability of these recruits as law enforcement officers. When FTOs are properly trained, they can help make sound personnel decisions and avoid future performance and legal issues.

The Penn State Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) is pleased to partner with our co-sponsor to offer this powerful three-day program, which is designed to prepare officers for field-training responsibilities. Rather than using a previously formulated method of instruction, we teach what we believe to be the best of each method, and then allow trainees to devise their own program. This highly interactive class places an emphasis on imparting the knowledge and skills needed to properly train and mentor recruits for work as law enforcement officers. All of our courses are instructed by current practitioners or recently retired executives. Key concepts and topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Elements of the Communication Process
    • Tailoring to departmental needs
    • Motivational and descriptive communication
  • Adult Learning Concepts
  • Concepts of Appraisal
    • Evaluating the trainee’s performance based on policy procedures and guidelines
  • Evaluating Training Performance
    • Evaluation based on an employee’s performance while completing basic tasks
    • Counseling of a trainee based on positive or weak performance
  • Ethical Issues
    • Counseling of the trainee on the issues of ethics and the performance of duty
  • Job-Task Analysis and Patrol Function
  • Review of FTO forms
  • Group and Individual Exercises

Register for this Field Training Officer course online.

Fingerprint Workshop

  • April 3, 2019
  • November 6, 2019 canceled

Attendees at this half-day workshop will learn the correct techniques to follow when taking proper rolled impressions, including palm impressions and second and third digit impressions for purposes of identification and record keeping. Instruction will be provided in proper fingerprint taking for comparison purposes, and the special techniques used when fingerprinting deformed or injured hands.

Conducted by Detective / Corporal Philip Mangiafridda, Morris County Sheriff’s Office
Class size is limited to 20.

Firearms Instructors Course

  • June 10-14, 2019
  • December 16-20, 2019


  • Successful completion of a basic firearms course.
  • Candidates must achieve an average score of 95% or better during three (3) pre-qualification runs of the HQC1 in the morning of the first day of class to be admitted into the course.
  • Candidates must also achieve a score of 80% or better in the HNQC and demonstrate the safe handle their firearms throughout the course to successfully complete the course.

This five-day course provides law enforcement agencies with trained firearms instructors who are certified to instruct and qualify their department personnel in the safe use and handling of firearms. Instruction will include use of force, nomenclature and operation of firearms, care and cleaning of weapons, target evaluation and analysis, diagnosing shooter error, proficiency drills, range operation and management, firearm safety, basic shooting principles, various firearm-training exercises, subdued light firing, and shotgun training.

Successful completion fulfills one of the five requirements for certification as a Police Training Commission Firearms Instructor to instruct in the Basic Course for Police Officers and the Basic Course for Corrections Officers.

The other requirements being, three years’ experience in firearms training, two years of college, completion of a Methods of Instruction Course, as well as the endorsement of the Academy Director, Agency Chief and Academy Rangemaster.

Required Equipment:

  • Range glasses, Hearing protection and Baseball style hat
  • Department Handgun – Shotgun – Duty Holster – Flashlight – Magazines
  • 1,000 rounds of Factory Loaded Service Ammunition or substantially identical practice ammunition
  • 20 rounds of rifle slug ammunition (for agencies using slug ammunition)
  • 25 rounds 00 Buck

Weapons must be checked by the department armorer prior to the course to ensure their safe condition.


Conducted by Academy Rangemaster and Staff

Firearms Instructor Development Course

  • February 1, 2019

The course is for In-Service and Police Training Commission certified firearms instructors. It has been designed to develop and reinforce instructor skills regarding the diagnosis and correction of shooting problems. This program is designed to update In-Service and PTC firearms instructors on a wide range of relevant topics which will include:

  • Communicating with the student
  • Review of proper stance, grip, sight alignment/sight picture, trigger pressure
  • Correct use of cover
  • Target analysis
  • Shooting exercises and drills

Required Equipment

  • Range glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Baseball style hat
  • Department Weapon
  • Duty Holster
  • 200 rounds of ammunition

Conducted by John Zamrok (ret.) NJ State Rangemaster
Division of Criminal Justice

Firearms Laws & Applicant Investigation Course

  • January 23, 2019
  • October 3, 2019

This lecture is open to all sworn police officers and any clerical staff involved with the processing of applications.

This course has been created in response to the increased number of requests for instructional training regarding handling, investigating and processing firearm applications submitted by local citizens.

The course will also cover Title 2C, Chapters 39 and 58 and the New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13, identifying assault firearms, the one-gun-a-month law and how to thoroughly investigate applicants.

Conducted by the New Jersey State Police Firearms Investigation Unit

Firearms Simulator Training

Scheduling and information can be obtained by contacting the Academy Firearms Instructors.

The trainee will be provided with a tether less handgun, AR15, or shotgun in addition a wireless laser- based OC training device. The weapons are capable of tactical reloads and instructor jamming capabilities. The firearms training simulator uses five interconnected screens to create active engagements in a 300 degree environment surrounding the trainees. Multi-directional audio and video create an environment and situations that will challenge trainees in situational awareness, contact and cover and threat assessment. Training scenarios include:

  • Active Shooters
  • Ambushes
  • Court/jail
  • Disturbances
  • Domestic Violence
  • EDPs
  • High Risk Entries
  • Hostage Situations
  • Off-Duty
  • Skill Drills
  • Suicidal Subjects
  • Suspect Contacts
  • Suspicious Subjects
  • Traffic Stops

All training weapons, holsters, gun belts, flash lights, and OC spray are provided.


Conducted by Academy Range Master and Staff

First-Line Supervision

  • March 14, 2019

This course takes the position that the responsibility for quality-control enforcement in an organization depends on the loyalty and abilities of its first-line supervisors.

Effective supervisors are those that know when to motivate, when to lead, when to discipline, when to be subordinate and when to just get out of the way.

Performance Benefits:

  • Learning to motivate people
  • Learning how to deal with daily conflict
  • Learning how to balance supervision and friendships
  • Learning to lead by example
  • Improve supervision skills to become a better leader

Attendees will be taught:

  • The legal and fiduciary responsibilities of a first-line supervisor
  • How to build a positive Supervisor-to-Subordinate relationship
  • How to apply basic principles of employee motivation, leadership and performance management to day-to-day performance problems
  • How to establish accountability with the difficult employee
  • How to conduct a Problem-Solving conference and document a plan for performance improvement
  • How to complete a Critical Incident Report that documents an employee’s performance problem.

Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance.

Class size is limited, please register early.

Conducted by Van Meter & Associates

Regular Tuition: $180 first registrant/$160 each additional (PO’s Vouchers, postmarked on or after March 10, 2018)
Prepaid Tuition: $160 first registrant/ $140 each additional (All cc payments and checks postmarked by March 9, 2018)
P.O’s, Vouchers, Claims, DOJ accepted but does not guarantee tuition rate

Fax the 2019 First Line Supervision Registration Form to VMA 614-451-8905, call 800-331-8025, or email [email protected]. Visit us online at

High Risk Motor Vehicle Stops & Clearing of Buildings

  • September 13, 2019

In a High Risk Stop the police officer is facing potentially dangerous individuals. The suspect(s) also need to know that they are also facing danger if he/she does not follow the officer’s orders. In this program, participants, utilizing training weapons and live suspects, address the many aspects of high risk motor vehicle stops and the clearing of buildings. A proper mind-set, good tactics, and a focus on safety will be stressed.

Each participant will need to bring Class B uniform or regular uniform, Eye protection; Ear Protection, Ballistic Vest; Flashlight, Duty Gear, Handcuffs and Key. NO LIVE WEAPONS.

Conducted by Detective Eugene Fluri, SERT Commander
Morris County Sheriff’s Department
Class size is limited to 15.

Identifying Criminal Vehicles and Occupants (Street Cop Training)

  • October 9, 2019

This course has been created and is instructed by Dennis Benigno. Benigno has had 17 years of Law Enforcement experience as a Corrections Officer, Police Officer in Washington D.C., and his last years as a municipal police officer in the State of NJ. Dennis is a national police educator who has educated over 4,000 police officers since 2012. This course is designed to give the police officer the ability to understand and employ techniques in the ability to apprehend criminals before, during, and after the commission of a crime in the motor vehicle setting.

In block 1, the student will learn legal methods for identifying criminal vehicles based on responses to officer presence, how vehicles are used during the commission of a crime and identifying optimal locations and the constitutional standards regarding legalities.

In block 2, the student will learn the vehicle approach, passenger behavior, roadside interviewing techniques, body language and deception, and having a thorough understanding of what Reasonable Articulable Suspicion is vs. Probable Cause and knowing the legal approaches to both.

In block 3, we will analyze indicators of the motor vehicle itself to include a perspective on today’s trends of how motor vehicles themselves are being in the commission of criminal offenses. The student will also learn the documentation and report writing associated with an effective arrest by using current case law and procedural guidelines.

Registration: To register yourself or other police officers for an upcoming training course please visit our website When you arrive at our page, please click on “Sign Up Now.” You will be able to receive an invoice, W-9, and a copy of our Business Certificate upon completion of the sign-up process.

“Insights on Batterer Behavior” – PREP: Police Response Enhancement Program

  • April 22, 2019
  • September 17, 2019

The class includes a discussion of how battering is used to maintain power and control over a victim, standard characteristics of a batterer; a review of batterer intervention programs and theories regarding batterers who murder their partners.

PREP classes are designed to help law enforcement personnel effectively identify and respond to victims of domestic violence.  PREP is NOT technical legal training.  PREP is a program that addresses the issue from a victim’s perspective, and provides practical information for effective intervention and resources for support.

Register at [email protected]. Provide your name, phone, Department, and date of class you want in the email.

Note: Each four (4) hour class fulfills the mandatory AG requirement for Domestic Violence training.

For more information, visit Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Conducted by “A Partnership for Change” (APFC) PO Box 523, Oradell, NJ 07649

Class size is limited to 50 officers.

Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures

  • September 11-13, 2019

This three day course will familiarize the Internal Affairs Officer with the Attorney General’s directives for conducting Internal Affairs investigations. The course will cover in part; criminal and administrative investigations, interviewing department members, maintaining and tracking of records, confidentiality of the investigations/files, Garrity Warnings, Weingarten representatives, the 45 day rule, and the proper use of forms utilized while conducting Internal Affair investigations . This course is provided in lieu of the 4 day Internal Affairs course previously hosted by the Division of Criminal Justice.

Legal staff will provide answers to issues that confront the Internal Affairs Officer and executive officer.

Class size is 50.

Conducted by Deputy Chief Steve Murzenski, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Specialized Crimes Division

The Reid Technique© of Interviewing and Interrogation

  • December 3-6, 2019

More law enforcement professionals use THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION® method than any other technique or method available today because IT WORKS.

At this seminar you will learn to:

  • Interpret verbal and non-verbal behavior to assess the credibility of a suspect’s statements
  • Structure the interview to help evaluate the truthfulness of the suspect
  • Use behavior provoking questions in the interview process
  • Persuade a suspect to tell the truth about their involvement in criminal activity
  • Develop interrogation strategies and interrogation themes
  • Use an alternative question to elicit the first admission of guilt
  • Use tactics to handle the more defiant suspect; overcome objections and their fear of consequences

Each student will receive a comprehensive outline book designed for note taking during the class and to serve as a valuable resource for future reference.

Presented By John E. Reid & Associates, Inc.

Register online at For further assistance or information, contact Julie at 885-479-3959 or e-mail [email protected].

IPTM’s Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction Level II course

  • September 23 – 27, 2019

PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS COURSE: Completed IPTM’s Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction – Level I course or its equivalent.

This course builds upon IPTM’s Event Data Recorder (EDR) Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction – Level I by teaching you how to apply mathematical concepts to your EDR-based reconstructions.

We will begin by reviewing the math and physics concepts necessary to analyze EDR data in more complex non-central collisions. Topics such as the Law of Cosines; the Law of Sines; the concept of area under the curve; vector arithmetic; momentum; closing velocity; change in velocity relationships; and the First Law of Thermodynamics (aka the Conservation of Energy) will be discussed in detail. You will learn how each of these can be used in your reconstruction.

Actual EDR reports from a variety of collisions will be utilized to show you how to determine all the values necessary for a complete reconstruction. Projects and problem sets have been designed to reinforce the materials presented during lectures and will provide you with the tools you will need to complete actual reconstructions.

Topics Include:

  • Solving momentum problems with EDR data when some data elements, such as departure speeds, departure angles, etc. are missing (aka “triangle momentum”)
  • How restitution affects your momentum-based reconstruction
  • The effects of rotation on delta-V and closing speed (Effective Mass Ratio)
  • The effects of external forces on momentum-reconstructions
  • Using new Part 563 data elements
  • Handling less common EDR anomalies

ACTAR Information: IPTM’s Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction – Level II course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.

Class size is limited to 30. 


Use the Standard Academy Form to register for this course.

Juvenile Justice Update

  • March 13, 2019

This half day update course for Juvenile Officers is to bring patrol and juvenile officers up-to-date on the latest changes in courts rules and the code of juvenile justice. It is also intended to serve as an introductory training session for detectives newly assigned to the Juvenile Bureau. Special problems with Miranda, fingerprinting, juvenile arrest procedures and detention cases will be covered.

Conducted by Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri, Esq., Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Law Enforcement Handling of Black Bear Complaints

  • March 21, 2019
  • May 24, 2019 canceled

This full-day course is designed to give the patrol officers options for handling problem bears and will provide classroom training and hands-on range training in the use of equipment and conditioning techniques. Students will learn the biology of the Black Bear as well as New Jersey laws that pertain to them.

The classroom portion will be conducted at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy from 9:00 a.m. until Noon (registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.). The field exercises will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Black River Range, 275 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930 (Route 513, Dover-Chester Road)

Wildlife Control officials from the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife as well as Conservation Officers will be the instructors.

NOTE: Students need to bring a duty issued shotgun and 10 shotgun slugs for the range portion of the class.

Class size is limited to 35.

Conducted by Lieutenant Tom O’Rourke
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Related Complaints

  • September 4, 2019

This half-day course will provide police officers with an overview of New Jersey’s laws pertaining to Fish and Wildlife, while discussing common problems associated with these situations. Topics for discussion will include ways for the responding officer to handle nuisance wildlife complaints, common hunting related complaints, handling calls relating to pollution of the State’s waterways, the State’s laws on possession of exotic animals, along with an overview of the State’s licensing requirements for hunting/fishing related activities.

Conducted by Lieutenant Tom O’Rourke
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement

Law of Interrogation & Video Recording of Suspect Interviews
Eyewitness ID’s, Line-ups & Memorializing of Out of Court ID’s
Courtroom Testimony for Police Officers

  • May 14, 2019
  • November 14, 2019

This block of instruction will provide police officers with an overview of New Jersey’s laws pertaining to:


This course will explore the laws governing the questioning of suspects and the legal requirements of video recording of suspect interviews. When a suspect must be advised of his/her rights and when the police must cease interrogation. Tactical and technical considerations of the interview and recording process and investigative techniques that will enable you to interrogate suspects thoroughly while obeying the case laws restricting police interrogation.


This course is designed to acquaint the attendee with current research and the Attorney General Guidelines on Eyewitness Identifications, Photo Line-ups and Live Line-ups. Practical examples of building a defensible line-up and the process of showing a line-up to a witness will be used. The course will also provide police officers with the legal requirements of accurately and properly recording the results of out-of-court identifications performed by witnesses.


This program will help prepare law enforcement personnel of any rank who will find themselves in the position of providing testimony in a courtroom setting. This program will assist officers in understanding techniques used by prosecutors and defense attorneys in direct and cross examinations. Attendees will also observe and participate in mock trial situations in order to practically apply the skills learned.

Course Facilitator – Executive Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Leadership Training Performance and Accountability

  • October 1-2, 2019

This 16 hour workshop is for sworn and civilian public safety supervisors and managers. This is also an excellent course for Training Officers and aspiring supervisors.

If you want to make a real difference in your agency, take a leadership role in making performance and accountability cornerstones of the organizational culture.  We present a real world approach to performance management, with the firm belief that if you take a positive approach with your good employees and deal directly and decisively with those who are unable or unwilling to perform, your organization will thrive.  You will take practical techniques away from this workshop that you will be able to use on your very first day back at work.

Learn to:

  • Understand and avoid the seven supervisory behaviors that de-motivate good employees
  • Speak and write the language of performance
  • Clearly communicate your expectations and provide effective feedback about performance
  • Effectively document performance and write objective, meaningful performance evaluations
  • Appropriately establish and assert your authority with challenging employees
  • Confidently confront difficult and resistant employees without losing
  • Recognize and handle the manipulations commonly used on supervisors

The Instructor for this workshop is Jon “Cris” Trulsson, a 29 year law enforcement veteran and retired Police Lieutenant. Cris holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Law and History from the University of the Pacific. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 227) and a graduate of the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development School, the California POST Supervisory Leadership Institute and the POST Instructor Development Institute.

Cris is a subject matter expert on performance management and accountability in the workplace. As a Senior Associate with Marin Consulting Associates, Cris trains law enforcement supervisors and managers nationwide. Internationally, Cris has had the privilege of providing training to the British Transport Police and to train with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and the Royal Thai Police.

For More Information or to register, visit or call (209) 425-0067.

LSI Basic Course and Advanced Workshop on SCAN

  • March 25-28, 2019

SCAN by LSI, i.e., analysis of statements:

  • Is a unique, effective technique for obtaining information and detecting deception strictly by means of verbal communication.
  • SCAN (Scientific Content Analysis) gives you the maximum information from every interview.
  • In preliminary screening SCAN eliminates individuals who are not involved, enabling you to concentrate on the real suspects.
  • SCAN taps the most effective source of information – the person’s own words!

SCAN gives the investigator a major effective tool for obtaining information and detecting deception from every statement.  SCAN transforms the investigator from an ordinary “collector of information” into a “walking polygraph”.

SCAN will reduce the time of investigation for your department; it will avoid costly unnecessary investigation, thus saving money, work time, and manpower; and it will solve cases that otherwise would be left unsolved.

Immediately following the basic course, the LSI SCAN advanced workshop will give the student hands-on guided practice in analyzing statements for various types of cases, enabling the student to utilize his/her knowledge of the SCAN technique in a more efficient and effective way.

Training your personnel in the SCAN technique will be the best investment in their law enforcement career!

Tuition fees: 

  • Combined tuition for the LSI SCAN Basic Course and Advanced Workshop –  $800.00
  • Special tuition for law enforcement personnel – $1,000 (total) for 3 students
  • Special group rates for other departments registering students for both classes – $700 per student if registering 2 or more students or $500 per student if registering 5 or more students.

Registrations may be paid by check (payable to LSI), credit card or purchase order

To register or to request further information:

LSI, Laboratory Scientific interrogation, PO Box 17286, Phoenix, AZ 85011-7286
Phone:  602-279-3113
Fax:  602-277-7502
E-Mail: [email protected]

Management’s Rights

  • May 2, 2019  canceled

This course teaches that the employment relationship is an enforceable contract wherein management has inherent and enforceable rights. These rights include requiring employees to: attend work on a regular basis, give a fair day’s work, be subordinate, lawful to directives, perform to standards, get along with others and to be loyal to their employer’s lawful business needs. The problem is that the traditional people-oriented style of management has been seriously weakened by 40 years of employee labor and employee rights laws. A performance-oriented model of management based on principles found in contract law, economics and Performance Theory is a more powerful, practical, simpler and enforceable alternative. We are a “How to” company providing answers.

Command and Supervisory Personnel from the following agencies are encouraged to attend:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Services
  • 9-1-1 Emergency Services
  • Corrections

Topics include:

  • understanding why management must move away from people management and move towards performance management.
  • provide support for the fact that courts and arbiters support the enforcement of management’s rights
  • define the “Universal Rights” of management
  • design the foundation for a performance­ oriented style of management

Attendees will receive a certificate of training, a class manual and hard copies of model forms and policies to use as resources for implementing this program into their agency. Class size is limited, please register early.

2019 Management’s Rights Registration Form

Managing Police Conduct

  • September 16-18, 2019

This course will focus on staff conduct while on and off duty and the importance of understanding the conduct risks associated with police work. The course will cover the role of police in modern society and why it is so important to public order. We will show you examples of how effecting changes in conduct can improve staff performances and how management and unions can work together in administrative investigations.

This class will provide you with what positive outcomes look like and how an emphasis on positive behavior can change the culture of a police organization. It speaks to the positive and negative impact police conduct has on the community.

  • Risk – It’s not just deadly force and discipline
  • Policing in the modem society -the “why” of the profession
  • Effecting conduct change to improve staff performance
  • Management and Unions working together in administrative investigations
  • Positive outcomes and what they look like.
  • Meeting the need for clear, concise and current policies for police conduct
  • Summary Exercises to pull together the concepts and practices offered during the class.

Register online at Questions? Call 814-863-0079 or email Paula Parker at [email protected].

Megan’s Law Update

  • October 19, 2019

This full day course will provide a comprehensive overview of Megan’s Law. This course will provide the most current status of the law. The program of instruction will identify and discuss the history of Megan’s Law, individuals who are required to register, the registration process, tier classification, community notification, and how to handle the non-compliant offender.

This course is intended for investigation personnel and the Megan’s Law Liaison Officer from each police department.

Conducted by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Melanie Smith, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Methods of Instruction

  • March 12-19, 2019
  • November 12-19, 2019

This six day course is designed to assist officers in preparing successful presentations for many settings to include, classroom, department in-service training and public presentations. This course is will assist officers in preparing lesson plans, improve teaching strategies, and develop PowerPoint presentations.

Successful completion of the Methods of Instruction Course is one of the requirements necessary to be certified by the Police Training Commission to teach in the Basic Police Class. Attendees who are interested in becoming a certified PTC academy instructor must be willing to participate in two basic recruit classes per year.

This is an ambitious course requiring research, preparation of lesson plans, and 5 videotaped classroom presentations. Computer skills are extremely helpful and access to a computer is a must.

Each student must bring the following on the first day of class:

  • USB Flash drive, memory stick, 128 MB minimum.
  • Three law-enforcement, criminal justice topics that the student may wish to present during the course.
  • Typed resume

Optional material:

  • Laptop computer

Conducted by Academy Staff
Class size is limited to 18.

Missing Persons

  • June 18, 2019

This one day course is designed to provide an overview of the missing person’s investigation. The program will identify and discuss various techniques with regard to this discipline. A major emphasis of the course will be to explain techniques needed for a successful investigation. The course will also cover additional resources available (i.e. the use of scent dogs, specially trained search and rescue teams) used in a missing persons investigation. The course is intended for investigative personnel responsible for conducting missing person’s investigations and actual cases will be presented.

Conducted by Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit
Class size is limited to 50.

Morris County Narcotics Update

  • October 4, 2019

This four (4) hour program will discuss the current drug trends in Morris County as well as issues dealing with the signs and symptoms of the drugs which are discussed. A heavy emphasis will be placed on the club drugs which are becoming more prevalent in Morris County as well as issues involving ecstasy. We will discuss the paraphernalia that is associated with these drugs.

Conducted by Lt. Harrison Dillard, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Class size is limited to 50.

OC Aerosol Projectors ICP

Tuition: $ 100.00
Date/Time: March 18, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Info POC: Lauren Coppedge, 800-347-1200, [email protected]
Closest Airport: NEWARK LIBERTY

All Courses Provide Instructor Development For In-Service Training, Including Reviews Of Policy Development And Civil/Criminal Liabilities. Safariland Training Group Supplies All Munitions For OC Contamination & Drills.

  • Oleoresin Capsicum Formulations / Carriers
  • Projectors / Propellants / Delivery Systems
  • Effectiveness / Safety / Liability Factors
  • Criteria for Selection
  • Operational Guidelines / Practical Exercises
  • Decontamination / First Aid
  • Officer Survival Techniques
  • Integrated Use of Force Options
  • Deployment Methods
  • Tactics for Surviving an OC Attack
  • Contamination Exercises


Class Uniform: Duty gear normally utilized when deploying OC Products; Duty Belt, Handcuffs and handcuff key, Baton and baton holder.

Equipment List
OC Aerosol Projector ICP: no firearm or live ammunition
Recommended: A change of clothes

All Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) instructors are exposed to OC as a requirement for course completion. Students who have undergone any type of eye surgery in the past 12 months must notify the Safariland Training Group prior to enrollment in an OC course. Typically, patients who have undergone eye surgery require approximately six months for complete recovery. In order to provide the greatest safety margin, Defense Technology has therefore concluded that any student who has undergone eye surgery is STRONGLY advised to delay participation in this class for a full calendar year from the date of surgery or seek approval from a doctor or optometrist.

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Training

  • May 15, 2019

In August 2009, the State of New Jersey instituted a “Pedestrian Decoy Program.” The New Jersey initiative aims to spread awareness of traffic laws by enforcing the rules regarding pedestrians and motorists on New Jersey streets. Officers posing as everyday pedestrians engage in creating typical situations which would require motorists to stop or yield. When drivers do not, they are pulled over by waiting traffic officers who will educate and/or issue a citation to the driver. The program was initiated by state and local authorities who were concerned over the growing number of pedestrian deaths in New Jersey. This class will give the officers who attend this program the background, training, and skills needed to safely and effectively conduct a Pedestrian Safety Enforcement detail.

Conducted by AAA Northeast,  1 Hanover Rd, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Seats are limited.

Police Carbine Instructor Course

  • May 29 – 31, 2019

This three-day course is for current firearm instructors who would like to become Police Carbine Instructors.  This course will include Operational Safety and the Police Carbine, policy development on patrol weapon supplements, carbine shooting techniques, carbine nomenclature and live fire drills.  The course will conclude with qualifications on the NJ Attorney General’s Carbine Qualification Course (Day & Night).

Pre-Requisite: All attendees must be qualified firearm instructors and successfully completed a state-approved firearm instructor course. Proof of same must accompany Academy registration.

Required Equipment and Dress:

  • Carbine Rifle – a rifle which fires a handgun round.
  • At least 3 magazines
  • Carbine Rifle User Manual
  • 1200 Rounds of ball ammunition
  • Department issued sling if used
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Eye and Ear protection
  • A baseball style hat
  • Note taking instruments
  • Department’s Carbine Policy
  • Duty handgun and related gear
  • 50 rounds ball ammunition for handgun
  • Knee and elbow protection optional

Class size is limited to 12.

Conducted by John Zamrok, State Range Master (Ret.)
Firearms Training / Consultant

Registration and additional information by contacting [email protected] or 973-476-0734

Police Matron

  • May 21, 2019

This class provides the duties and responsibilities of a police matron.  The program discusses appropriate New Jersey statutes, ethics, personal safety, prisoner processing, handcuffing, search techniques, confidentiality, juvenile rights, report writing, observation and transportation of prisoners and a use of force overview.  Each student is required to participate in both a search and handcuffing exercise.       

Class size is limited to 15.

Conducted by Officer Tracy Baldassare, Bernard Township Police Department

Police Shotgun Instructor Update

  • December 13, 2019

Pre-requisite: All attendees must be a qualified firearm instructor successfully completed a state-approved firearm instructor course. Proof of same must accompany Academy registration.

The shotgun is one of the most underutilized tools available to officers because their training has failed to instill confidence in their abilities and eliminate the hesitation they have towards firing the shotgun.

This one-day Police Shotgun Instructor update will focus on fundamentals of both pump and semi-automatic shotguns, ammunition, combat firing techniques and the shotgun as a multi-purpose launching platform.  Range work includes firing on the move, multiple threats, decision-making, select loading, speed reloading techniques, transitioning to handgun, identifying threats and firing in reduced light conditions.

Required Equipment and Dress

  • Reliable, mechanically sound shotgun (pump or semi-automatic) with a sling
  • Duty handgun, related gear and 3 magazines
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • A baseball style hat
  • Note taking instruments
  • 25 rounds slugs
  • 25 round 00 buck
  • 50 rounds bird shot
  • 50 rounds ball ammunition for handgun

Conducted by John Zamrok, State Range Master (Ret.)n Firearms Training / Consultant

Registration and additional information: [email protected] or 973-476-0734

Class size limited to 8.

Pro-Active Patrol Tactics (Street Smart Cop)

  • May 19-20, 2019
  • November 12-13, 2019

This course is designed to make the Police Officer CONFIDENT in their everyday duties as well as become proficient and open their eyes to Criminal and narcotic Interdiction.  This training will teach a police officer how to detect when a crime is about to be committed, is being committed and has been committed.

Department’s should know that this training is more than “Drug Interdiction.”

Crime is broad and this training may very well be able to prevent acts of terrorism and mass casualty.  Give your police officers the “know how” to detect and prevent such occurrences.  Police officers are being training on what to do when a catastrophic event occurs but not how to stop one before it happens.

The student will learn Patrol Tactics, identifying criminal behaviors and reactions to police presence.  Case Law that all cops need to know, Search and Seizure, Drug Trends, the laws that we don’t use in Title 39, Consent Searches and HOW TO NEVER LOSE WHEN SOMEBODY IS LYING ABOUT WHO THEY ARE!

These methods have been proven to be efficient and are COMPLETELY LEGAL – derived from law manuals.  We will show you legal and effective methods for conducting Re-Active and Pro-Active patrol functions in New Jersey.  Training our officers with knowledge and legal tactics will prevent embarrassment and lawsuits from misinterpretations of the law.


To register and for additional information go to: [email protected]

Property and Evidence Management

  • August 2, 2019

This half day seminar is designed for persons who are responsible for overseeing their department’s property or evidence rooms and individuals who are assigned to the evidence function. The purpose of this class is to provide consistent training to all Morris County law enforcement individuals who have been in the evidence function for some time and would like new ideas to improve their property and evidence function.

Topics to be covered during this program include: (1) audits and inventories; (2) facility design and requirements; (3) storage issues; (4) packaging and labeling; (5) paper vs. computerized evidence systems and bar codes; (6) chain of custody; (7) evidence destruction, disposal, purging; (8) policies and procedures; (9) issues related to money, weapons, controlled substances, biohazards and found property. Particular attention will be placed on the Morris County uniform destruction of evidence form and policies regarding the destruction of firearms and controlled dangerous substances will be included.

Conducted by Agent Terry O’Grady
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Class size is limited to 50.

PTC Certified Humane Law Enforcement Officer (HLEO) Waiver Training for Police and County Investigators

  • February 4-7, 2019
  • October 21-24, 2019

In order to hold the position of Humane Law Enforcement Officer all police officers and county investigators must be certified by the Police Training Commission. This four-day training program meets the waiver requirements established by the Police Training Commission for Police Officers and County Investigators who have been appointed as County or Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officers.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Role and Responsibility of a HLEO, ACO, Agriculture, Wildlife and Health
  • Cults and Animal Cruelty
  • Blood Sports -Dog and Cock Fighting Including RICO Prosecutions
  • Animal Cruelty Statutes N.J.S.A.Title 4
  • Civil Matters
  • Animal Cruelty Investigations
  • Observation and Perception
  • Identifying, Collecting and Preserving Evidence
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Search of Buildings and Grounds
  • Veterinarian and Other Reports
  • Voluntary Surrender of Animals
  • Animal Hoarding
  • Animal Behavior and Traits Including Why Animals Lash Out
  • Common Equipment
  • Pet First Aid

The 4-day course PTC Certified Humane Law Enforcement Officer Waiver Course for Police and County investigators will be held at the Morris County Police Academy located at 500 West Hanover Ave. Parsippany NJ 07054 from February 4 through 7, 2019. Classes will be held from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day. The cost of the course is $389.00 per person.

Apply using the Academy Standard Form.

Questions relating to registration can be directed to the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy at 973-285-2979.

In addition, agencies must submit a PTC-15 Waiver of Training Request to the PTC prior to enrolling all appointee’s in the course. When submitting a PTC-15 for a retired officer, please include a letter from the agency of retirement which states the officer retired in good standing and date of retirement.

Purchase orders should be made payable to Career Development Institute, PO Box 5024, Kendall Park, NJ, 08824 at the time of registration.

For further information regarding payment, certification and course content please contact Career Development Institute at 1-732-821-6997.

Radar Instructor Course

  • June 12-14, 2019

Pre-requisite: All attendees must be certified Radar Operators for two years.

This three-day course will provide the sending agency with a certified instructor in Police Traffic Radar Operations, who will then be able to certify and re-certify radar operators at the department level.  This program provides the student with the fundamental knowledge from which to conduct police traffic radar operator courses.  Topics include basic concepts of stationary, moving, and same-direction moving radar; general fundamentals of practical radar operation; device testing requirements; and legal aspects of radar operation. This course is designed to deliver accurate and comprehensive speed enforcement training for instructors throughout New Jersey-based upon case law and the Doppler principle.

Conducted by Detective John Eckert, Morris County Park Police

Class size is limited to 20.

S.A.N.E. / S.A.R.T. Training

  • February 20, 2019
  • September 19, 2019

This three hour in-service seminar is for all Morris County Law Enforcement Officers to familiarize them with the SANE/SART program. The presentation will outline the procedures involved with the criminal investigation of acute sexual assault cases involving child and adult victims. All aspects of the initial response will be covered including the role of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners; the collection and control of forensic evidence; the medical examination process; legal issues; the legal rights of the victim; and response procedures by the police and investigators.

The SART approach to sexual assault is now the policy in Morris County. It is strongly recommended that law enforcement supervisors, detectives, and other likely responders attend this training program.

Conducted by Alexis Rachel, RN, FN-CSA
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office S.A.N.E. /S.A.R.T. Coordinator

School Crossing Guard

  • August 21, 2019

This full day course is for the adult school crossing guard. The course will include information of the different methods of traffic control and the duties and responsibilities of adult school crossing guards. The curriculum for the course will follow the recommended procedures for school crossing guards course designed by the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police and State of New Jersey Division of Highway Safety.

Conducted by Lt. Daniel Worts (Ret.), Boonton Township Police Department

Safe School Resource Officer / School Liaison Training

  • August 12-16, 2019
  • December 2-6, 2019

Attendees will be given a working knowledge of the school resource officer concept and other school-based policing programs.  There will be a written examination and at least one graded practical exercise for each student.  Basic course attendees will also be required to research and complete a handwritten lesson plan on a law-related topic of their choice.  Officers will receive the Basic or the Advanced SRO Course Certificate upon successful completion of the course.  N.J.A.S.R.O. is offering these training classes for the law enforcement officer working in an educational environment.

To register or request further information:

Conducted by New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers

Sex Crimes Investigation

  • April 23-26, 2019

This four-day course is designed to provide an overview of the functions of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.  This course will identify the types of cases handled by the Unit and explain the criteria for reporting suspected incidents of abuse.  Geared primarily for the municipal police department detective, this course will cover a variety of topics that will assist the officer to more effectively investigate allegations of sexual and physical abuse.

Program topics and areas of instruction:

  • Myths and Facts Regarding Sexual Abuse Victims and Offenders
  • Investigative Aspects of Adult and Child Sex Crimes Investigations
  • Legal Aspects of Adult and Child Sex Crimes Investigations
  • Medical Aspects of Child Sex Crime and Physical Abuse Investigations
  • Suspect Interviewing Techniques
  • Utilization of Consensual Intercepts
  • Drug Facilitated Sexual Assaults
  • Computer/Internet Investigations
  • Role of the S.A.R.T./S.A.N.E. Program
  • Role of the Division of Youth and Family Services
  • Megan’s Law Training

Conducted by Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit
Class size is limited to 35.

Side Handle Baton / MEB Instructor Course

  • February 6-8, 2019 canceled
  • September 4-6, 2019

Pre Requisite: Certification of a Basic Side Handle or Expandable Straight Baton Course.

This course will provide the student with the instructor-level training needed to return to his/her agency and, as that agency’s instructor, develop and conduct a specialized program designed around the agency’s exact operational needs in the area of side handle and straight baton tactics for sworn personnel.

The student must have certification in a Basic Side Handle Baton Course or Expandable Straight Baton Course, show proficiency in the use of the baton as well as the ability to instruct. To successfully complete the course each student must prepare a lesson plan and course outline.

Note: Participants should wear gym clothes and bring a side handle baton with a Trumbull stop donut or expandable straight baton and belt holder.

Conducted by Agent Gary Gouck, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Class size is limited to 25.

Side Handle Baton / MEB Instructor Refresher Course

  • August 9, 2019

Pre‑requisite:  Must present a current Basic Side Handle or Expandable Straight Baton Instructor certification.

This one day refresher course for instructors is specifically designed for those officers who successfully completed an instructors’ course within the past three years and are seeking re-certification to instruct others in the use of the side handle baton or expandable straight baton.

Note: Participants should wear gym clothing and bring a side handle baton with a Trumbull stop donut or expandable straight baton and belt holder.

Conducted by Agent Gary Gouck, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Class size is limited to 25.

Side Handle Baton / MEB (Basic) – Recertification

  • April 5, 2019 cancelled

Pre-requisite: Must present a current Basic Side Handle or Expandable Straight Baton Instructor certification.

This half-day course is specifically designed for those officers who successfully completed a basic certification course within the past three years and are due for recertification with their side handle baton or expandable straight baton.

Conducted by Agent Gary Gouck, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Street Corner Homicide Investigation Series – Volume 1: The Reluctant Witness

  • March 11, 2019

A unique homicide investigation series focused primarily on the outdoor homicide, where physical evidence directly linking a suspect is lacking and motives tend to be more spontaneous. “The Reluctant Witness” focuses on:

  • Enhanced interviewing and canvassing techniques.
  • The importance of the witness interview to provide context and value to physical evidence.
  • Systematic evaluation of the veracity of witness accounts.
  • Motive identification for untruthful witness statements and techniques to overcome.
  • Securing a meaningful statement by using the concept of The Tipping Point.
  • Concepts unique to the outdoor homicide such as Description Deficit, Collateral Canvass, and Informational Span of Control.

To register, fill out the registration form or visit

If you have questions, call 609-652-4342 or email [email protected].

Suicide By Cop

  • June 7, 2019

Suicide by Cop (SbC) is becoming a more frequently occurring event in New Jersey. There are many variables that will be discussed that lead to a SbC incident. Deinstitutionalization, criminal past, present criminal action, drug and/or alcohol use, are some of ones that will be examined. We will also explain the concept of less-than lethal force, concerns of crisis management, legal defense for law enforcement, and recent studies that have been done on the subject.

This course will inform participants all the particulars of Suicide by Cop. They will be able to differentiate between different types of behavioral indicators that can help predict an incident. They will learn issues of the mentally ill in New Jersey and mental health as a variable in SbC. They will gain insight of the role the media plays in regards to SbC. At the completion of this course they will have a strong understanding of Suicide by Cop as well as other law enforcement concerns.

The course is open to all police personnel regardless of rank or current assignment. The ultimate goal of the in-service class is to get this needed information to as many law enforcement officers as possible in an effort to keep them safer.

Conducted by Lt. Jason McErlean, Westfield Police Department

Tactical Handgun

  • May 3, 2019
  • October 25, 2019

This one day course in advanced handgun operations will incorporate a degree of defensive maneuvers, as well as advanced skills in the use and operation of a handgun. Practical exercises on the Academy range will include tactical operations, cover, concealment, and malfunction drills.

Required Equipment and Dress Code:

  • Duty weapon and holster
  • 500 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Department uniform

Conducted by Sergeant Mark Castellano, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Class size is limited to 12.

Technology in Criminal Investigations

  • February 28, 2019

This one day course is designed to equip Law Enforcement professionals with the knowledge to effectively use technology in criminal investigations. This course will provide information regarding legal requirements to include court orders and the manner in which to serve and analyze the data provided.

This course will also provide information regarding technologies to include phones, GPS, video surveillance and consensual searches. Class size is 50.

Conducted by Sergeant Jan Monrad, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

“Teen Dating Abuse” – PREP: Police Response Enhancement Program

  • March 26, 2019
  • August 14, 2019

Discuss the warning signs that a teen may be a victim or an abuser, unique barriers teens face concerning disclosure, effective intervention techniques to help teens (victims and abusers), and resources for teens.

PREP classes are intended to help law enforcement personnel effectively identify and respond to victims of domestic violence.  PREP is NOT technical legal training.  PREP is a program that addresses the issue from a victim’s perspective and provides practical information for effective intervention and resources for support.

Register at [email protected]. Provide your name, phone, Department, and date of class you want in the email.

Note: Each four (4) hour class fulfills the mandatory AG requirement for Domestic Violence training

For more information, visit Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Conducted by “A Partnership for Change” (APFC), PO Box 523, Oradell, NJ 07649

Class size is limited to 50 officers.

Telecommunicator Continuing Education Refresher

  • April 1, 2019
  • October 7, 2019

The emphasis of this one-day tactical communications course is to better equip dispatchers for their critical role in assisting the officer in life-threatening incidents. This course of instruction meets the New Jersey Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services annual re-certification requirement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 17:24 – 22.

This eight (8) hour course covers both EMD and Basic Telecommunication continuing education that meets the ongoing training requirement under the New Jersey 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Regulations [17:24-2.2(c)2].

Pre-requisite: Public Safety Telecommunication certificate

Conducted by the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety
Communications Division

Telecommunicator’s Training – 911

  • February 25-March 1, 2019
  • September 9-13, 2019


The basic 40‑Hour Telecommunicator Training Course, as approved by the Office of Emergency Telecommunication Service (OETS), is designed for dispatchers having less than 320 hours of public safety dispatch experience.  The course addresses both functional jobs of complaint taker and dispatcher, rather than dealing with them separately.  Likewise, it deals with the basics of telecommunications for all public safety services.  All participants who successfully complete this course will be certified by the State Office of Emergency Telecommunication Service as a P.S.A.P. operator.

Note: Academy dress code is in effect for this course.

Conducted by the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety Communications Division
Class size is limited to 25.

Telecommunicators Training NECI 911: “Domestic Violence Calls”

  • May 16, 2019 canceled
  • November 18, 2019

This course will provide the 9-1-1 Officer with the key terms, definitions and situational factors associated with domestic violence.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand Domestic Violence Terms
  2. Understand Domestic Violence Definitions
  3. Understand Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  4. Understand Why Victims Stay with Abusers
  5. Understand Roles and Responsibilities of 9-1-1 in Domestic Violence Calls
  6. Understand How to Use a Domestic Violence Protocol
  7. Understand Domestic Violence Call-handling Techniques

Class size is limited to 20.

Conducted by Dennis L Snyder Jr. CMCP and Donald Smith CMCP
911 System Operations Coordinators, Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety, Communications Division

Telecommunicator Training NECI 911: “Crimes in Progress”

  • June 12, 2019
  • December 12, 2019

This interactive workshop is for the experienced 9‐1‐1 Officer who desires to update their basic skills with law enforcement specific training for crimes in progress. During this workshop, the student will actively participate in several pre‐scripted role‐play scenarios including home intrusion, rape and domestic violence. These role-play scenarios will be created by the agency’s instructor, using actual calls from their database as examples and according to their agency’s specific protocols.

Upon completion of the course, the communications officer should be able to:

  • Determine the location of the emergency
  • Determine the most life-threatening crime in progress
  • Determine the appropriate response
  • Ascertain type, and location of any weapons
  • Update responders
  • Provide agency-approved pre-arrival instructions to caller
  • Continue to ascertain information from the caller
  • Continue to update field responders until units arrive on scene
  • Develop and utilize a crime in progress protocol

Ascertain additional information about the crime scene regarding:

  • Responding officer safety
  • Caller and victim safety
  • Safety of other citizens in the proximity
  • Personal descriptions
  • Vehicle descriptions

Class size is limited to 20.

Conducted by Dennis L Snyder Jr. and Donald Smith, 911 System Operations Coordinators
Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety, Communications Division

Traffic Crash Reconstruction

PRE-REQUISITE:   Because of the highly technical subject matter, it is mandatory for you to have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation (80 hours) course or its equivalent.

Traffic Crash Reconstruction builds upon the Advanced Crash Investigation course by assisting you further in understanding vehicle dynamics.  You will take part in a more intense study of time/distance calculations, angular momentum and impact speed calculations using momentum equations.

Topics include:

  • Derivation and origin of the commonly used speed formulas
  • Speed of vehicles at impact using conservation of linear momentum
  • Behavior of vehicles in a collision using Newton’s three laws of motion
  • Discussions of commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions
  • The determination of direction of travel, initial contact and position of vehicles on the roadway

This course includes extensive project work and controlled vehicle experiments to give you first-hand experience in crash reconstruction.  Each student will be required to diagram and analyze three different crash scenarios as well as complete vector sum analysis of each.

Note:  Early application for this course is encourage.  Prior to the start of the course, study materials in basic mathematics and algebra will be sent to you.  Please review these materials before coming to class.  Class size is 30.


Presented by the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM)

“Understanding the Victim of Domestic Violence”

PREP: Police Response Enhancement Program

  • October 30, 2019

Focus is on the emotional and behavioral impact of abuse on victims; issues that prevent victims from leaving; risk assessments; safety planning; and a review of local resources for referral and support.

PREP classes are intended to help law enforcement personnel effectively identify and respond to victims of domestic violence. PREP is NOT technical legal training. PREP is a program that addresses the issue from a victim’s perspective, and provides practical information for effective intervention and resources for  support.

Register at [email protected]. Provide your name, phone, Department, and date of class you want in the email.

Note: Each four (4) hour class fulfills the mandatory AG requirement for Domestic Violence training

For more information, visit

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Class size is limited to 50 officers.