2023 Citizens Police Academy Info & Application

The Denville Township Police Department will be having our fourth Citizens Police Academy beginning on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  The Academy will take place over the course of ten weeks, meeting once a week on Tuesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Denville Township Municipal Building.
The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the operations of our police department and of law enforcement in general, to include our agency's goals and objectives.  Areas of instruction will cover various topics routinely addressed by law enforcement, to include: criminal and constitutional law relating to arrest, search and seizure; patrol techniques; drug trends; and the use of force, to include running through scenarios in a firearms training simulator.  Classes will be formulated to incorporate an interactive format, providing participants with a "hands-on" experience whenever practical.  It is our intention that the graduates of the Citizens Police Academy will gain an awareness and appreciation of the services provided by our police department and will become good will ambassadors for the law enforcement community as a whole. 

This course is limited to fifteen qualified applicants.  Applicants must be Denville Township residents or non-residents who work or own a business in Denville (note: preference will be given to Denville residents), must be eighteen years of age or older, and cannot have a criminal record.  Applicants are also subject to a background check before being accepted into the program. 

The application deadline is Friday, January 20, 2023.  Application packets are now available to be picked up at Police Headquarters from the Police Dispatcher or can be downloaded from the link below.  For more information on this program, contact Sgt. Mike Weldon of the Community Services Bureau at 973-627-4900 x 333 or by e-mail at mweldon@denvillepolice.org

(Application, Authorization & Release, and Background Check Authorization)