Police – Law Enforcement Handling of Black Bear Complaints

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