Police Academy In Service Registration Courses
CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE POLICE ACADEMY



ADVANCED RIFLE OPERATOR  (New)

This two (2) day course is designed to build upon the skills learned in the Basic Rifle Operator Course and to introduce more advanced techniques.  Topics of instruction include shooting on the move, natural and unorthodox shooting positions, individual and team live fire exercises, high speed shooting drills, multiple threat assessment and engaging, strong and support side shooting, clearing malfunctions, shooting from cover and vehicles, and low light operations.

NOTE:All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students capable of full participation.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.


December 22, 23, 2014                                                                                               Out-of-County: $50.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.               *Report directly to the Camden County Range

Attendance:  16

Instructor:  C/O James White – Camden County Department of Corrections

Prerequisite:  A Basic Rifle Operator Course or Police Service Rifle Instructor Course (Bring a copy of the

                      Certificate to class on the first day.)

Equipment:  M4 style weapon with sling, 4 rifle magazines, magazine carrier, ear and eye protection, ballistic               vest, 500 rounds of rifle ammunition, department issued handgun, holster, 3 handgun magazines,

                     magazine pouch, 200 rounds of handgun ammunition.



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S MANDATORY UPDATE INSTRUCTOR'S COURSE AND MANDATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING

 

This one (1) day course is designed to prepare officers to instruct the Attorney General's mandatory semi-annual training within their own departments.  Each session will include a thorough review of all relevant updates on the law for the past year, including case law, statutes, Attorney General Directives and Guidelines, and county policies. In addition, the course will cover the most recent review of both the law and practice of high-speed motor vehicle pursuits and the use of deadly force. The Domestic Violence segment of the course will cover the basic legal responsibilities of officers responding to a DV call, updates on the relevant law, as well as a discussion of recommended investigative techniques in handling of DV cases.

 

NOTE:  There are two (2) one-day courses scheduled for 2014.

 

October 2, 2014 or October 9, 2014                                                              Out-of-County: $25.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                      

Attendance:  30

Instructor:  Assistant Prosecutor Nevan Soumilas - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

                   Assistant Prosecutor Peter Gallagher - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

AUTISM AWARENESS

SCREENING AND CRISIS INTERVENTION WORKSHOP

 

This three (3) hour course focuses on the First Responders Autism Training Services curriculum.

Discussion will center on issues of communication, social understanding, interpersonal skills, sensory issues,

tantrums, aggressions, self-injurious behaviors, resistance to change, differences in pain threshold, and

differences in response to medications.

 

March 3, 2014                                                                                               

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon                                                                                    Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  25

Instructor:  Gary Weitzen - POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)

                   

 

BASIC FINGERPRINTING

 

This one (1) day "hands-on" course is designed to teach law enforcement officers the proper techniques in fingerprinting individuals, "lifting" fingerprints from objects and identifying individuals through fingerprint comparisons.

 

February 21, 2014                                                                                          Out-of-County: $25.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                      

Attendance:  15                                                          

Instructor:  Camden County Prosecutor's Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit

 

 

BASIC RIFLE OPERATOR

(New)

This two (2) day course is designed to build a base of operation for the new patrol rifle operator.  The course will give the operator a fundamental understanding of topics relevant to the handling of the patrol service rifle.  Topics of instruction include gear and placement, iron sights, optics and accessories, proper shooting stance, proper grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, strong and support hand shooting, recoil control shooting positions, clearing malfunction, and tactical and combat reloads.

NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students capable of full participation.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

February 3, 4, 2014                                                                                        Out-of-County: $50.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.               *Report directly to the Camden County Range

Attendance:  16

Instructor:  S/O James White – Camden County Department of Corrections

Equipment:  M4 style weapon with sling, 4 rifle magazines, magazine carrier, ear and eye protection, ballistic               vest, 300 rounds of rifle ammunition, department issued handgun, holster, 3 handgun

                     magazines, magazine pouch, 100 rounds of handgun ammunition.

BASIC SWAT

 

This five (5) day course is designed for the officer newly assigned to a SWAT/ tactical team.  The course will provide the officer with a comprehensive introduction to tactical skills.  Students will be introduced to basic SWAT topics, tactics, and techniques, including a historical overview of SWAT, team organization, structure, resolution of barricaded suspect situations, covert individual and team movement, searches and room clearing, chemical agents, less lethal options, DM/O operations, and high-risk warrant service. This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on exercises in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field.

 

NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students capable of full participation.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

March 31, April 1, 2, 3, 4, 2014                                                                    

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Camden County Tactical Officers Association

 

 

                           CELL BLOCK MANAGEMENT/ SUICIDE AWARENESS

 

This three (3) hour course will be devoted to the requirements for operating and maintaining a safe and secure detention facility, as set forth in Chapter 34 of the New Jersey Administrative 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.

 

NOTE:  Cell Block Management is not designed for Corrections Officers

February 14, 2014                                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                                                                                     Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:   C/O Lisa Hutchinson - New Jersey Department of Corrections

 

 

CHILD ABUSE FOR THE DETECTIVE & PATROL OFFICER

 

This two (2) day course is designed to assist patrol officers and detectives in identifying child abuse and investigating such cases.  This course will provide an overview of the Division of Youth and Family Services, the protocol for contacting the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Child Abuse Unit, how to interview a sexual assault victim, and investigating physical abuse cases. This course will also provide a brief refresher of the criminal statues involving child abuse allegations.

                                                                                               

November 17, 18, 2014                                                                                  Out-of-County: $50.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt. Lester Ryan - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

       Detective Amy Pisano - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

COMPUTER CRIMES – COMPUTER SEARCH & SEIZURE

 

This is a one (1) day BASIC course designed to introduce the Law Enforcement Officer to the safe methods used to retrieve evidence during a search warrant or patrol stop. The primary focus of the course is to give the "street officer" the ability to recognize computers, diskettes, tapes and CD's as evidence even if the crime is not directly related to computers initially.  The course will teach computer seizure and will demonstrate the proper techniques used to "tag and bag", the proper handling of the evidence following the seizure as well as basic hands-on forensic methods using machines developed for the program. Following the course, students will be able to recognize computer media as evidence in an array of crimes and will safely demonstrate the seizure of equipment.  A basic knowledge of computers and operating systems is not necessary.

 

NOTE:  Students arerequired to bring a copy of electronic media to class.   

 

March 5, 2014                                                                                               

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  20                                                                                              

Instructor:  Detective Gary McBride - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

CONDUCTED ENERGY DEVICE (TASER) –

OPERATOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

(New)

 

This two (2) day course is an AG requirement for officers assigned by their department to carry & operate a Conducted Energy Device.   The student will be instructed and certified on the operation, use, policies and procedures (manufacturer and PTC) of the Taser X-2 Conducted Energy Device.            

 

NOTE:  Four (4) two-day classes are scheduled for 2014.

             BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

January 29, 30, 2014                                                                          Out-of-County: $50.00

February 18, 19, 2014

September 8, 9, 2014

October 14, 15, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Attendance:     20

Instructor(s):  Camden County CED Instructor Cadre

Prerequisite:  Letter from Chief authorizing voluntary exposure,

Proof of NJ Learn Certification (100%), Familiarization with AG's Policy on Conducted Energy          Device (Effective date October 7, 2012).

Equipment:  TASER X-2 Conducted Energy Weapon, TASER CAM fully charged with charger,

         TASER X-2 Conducted Energy Weapon holster, Eye protection, Duty belt with holster, Duty

         flashlight, Total of 8 cartridges for deployment: Qualifications (3 Blue or Green), Scenarios (2

         Blue), Student Exposure (1 Green), Classroom training (2 Clear) optional.

 

 

COUNTERFEIT AND FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS

(Updated)

 

This two (2) day "hands on" course uses genuine and counterfeit documents to give insight into fictitious documents currently in circulation that are commonly used for identity and motor vehicle purposes.  New and experienced officers will benefit from this course.  Emphasis is given to detecting non-valid versus valid credentials using actual confiscated materials.  Documents reviewed in this course include birth records, driver licenses, passports, Social Security cards and immigration documents.  Updated criminal and motor vehicle statutes will also be reviewed.  The officer will gain knowledge of how counterfeit and altered documents are produced and learn how to find alterations through the use of magnifiers, UV lights and other special lighting devices.

 

February 13, 14, 2014                                                                                               

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:       Joe Vasil - New Jersey Department of Transportation

            P/O James Philbin - Cherry Hill Police Department

 

 

COURTROOM TESTIMONY

 

This one (1) day course is designed to assist the law enforcement officer in becoming a more confident and successful witness when testifying in court. It will address common problems that many officers have experienced and will offer solutions to overcome them.The following comments were included in the instructor's evaluation form: "This class will definitely be one of the most helpful and learning rich classes of the academy." "I would recommend this course to anyone."

NOTE:  Attendees may have an opportunity to participate in mock trials and therefore, a copy of a report must accompany your registration form.  This copy will be forwarded to Camden County Prosecutor's Office prior to the start of the course.

February 28, 2014                                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Assistant Prosecutor Peter Crawford - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

       Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Testa - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

       

 

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

(Updated to include Fire Scene Investigation)

 

This five (5) day course is designed for first responders, detectives and crime scene investigators.  Students will receive comprehensive instruction and hands-on training on all areas of crime scene investigation.   Topics covered include safeguarding and processing of the crime scene, sketching and photograph of the crime scene, collection of evidence and "lifting" of fingerprints, and cause and origin of fires.  Students will participate in mock crime scene investigations.

 

NOTE:  Attendees must have a good working knowledge of fingerprint collection and identification.

              BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2014                                                                   

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  20                                                                                              

Instructor:  Camden County Prosecutor's Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit

                   Deputy Fire Marshal C. Jay Houck - Camden County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit

Prerequisite:  Investigative Photography Course or advanced level of knowledge of photography

                      equipment.

Equipment:  Camera and photography gear, minimum safety gear to include eye protection, work gloves,

         boots and hard hat.

 

 

DEFENSIVE TACTICS

 

This two (2) day hands‑on course is designed to teach officers fundamentals of self‑defense and handcuffing and how to effectively subdue a suspect without causing injury.  Attack a body part not just the body.

 

Note:   Attendees must be in good physical condition.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

April 23, 24, 2014                                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  20                                                                                              

Instructor:  Captain Gordon Muller (Ret.)

 

 

DRILL AND CEREMONY

 

This three (3) day course will teach you the basic drill and ceremony stationary movements, voice command, uniform appearance, the various facing movements, cadet calling, and inspection protocol.

 

April 8, 9, 10, 2014                                                                                       

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  20

Instructor:   Sgt. James Fischer - Delaware River Port Authority Police Department

 

 

 

DRUNK DRIVING PROSECUTION AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

 

This two (2) day course is designed for those officers and their supervisors involved in the enforcement of drunk driving laws.  Topics covered will include on-scene investigation, report writing, departmental policy, and preparation for courtroom testimony.

 

March 17, 18, 2014                                                                                       

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Pennsauken Police Department

 

 

EDGED WEAPONS AWARENESS

 

This two (2) day course is designed to familiarize the officer with various types of edged weapons and the manner in which they are used.  The officers will learn self-defense by utilizing body movements and hand-to-hand techniques.

 

Note:  BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

February 3, 4, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  16                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt. Lester Ryan - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

EFFECTIVE INTERACTIONS WITH MENTALLY ILL PERSONS

 

This one (1) day course is designed to assist the officer in safely and effectively dealing with the mentally and emotionally ill individual.  This course will cover the causes, characteristics, signs and symptoms of emotional crisis, communication techniques as well as legal concerns such as the responsibility of the officer, laws directed toward the mentally ill and liability issues.

 

This course is offered in the spring and fall.

 

February 6, 2014 or                                                                                       

September 3, 2014                                                                                          Out-of-County: $25.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Kelly Cochran-West - Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey

 

 

EFFECTIVE REPORT WRITING

 

This one (1) day course is designed to emphasize the critical importance of the need for police officers to change their mindset toward report writing.  Two approaches to effective writing are examined in this course.  The first and most important component is WHY, and the second is HOW.  This is not a remedial English Composition class because we recognize that you are a professional police officer.  The goal of the class is for you to utilize the training and education that you already have had, refine your approach to what has been perceived as a mundane task, develop new skills toward gathering information, and begin writing reports that allow the reader to see what you, the writer, has seen in a coherent, sequential, accurate and complete way.

 

This course is offered in the spring and fall.

 

April 10, 2014 or                                                                                           

November 18, 2014                                                                                        Out-of-County: $25.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                  

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:   Sgt. Christina DeCristofor - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

EXPLOSIVES AND IED FAMILIARIZATION

 

This one (1) day course is designed to educate officers of the potential dangers and risks of explosive and IED devices. This course will be instructed through lectures as well as practical demonstrations.

 

Note:  BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.  

October 9, 2014                                                                                             

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt. Ryan Carpenter - Camden County Sheriff's Office EOD

 

 

FIELD TRAINING OFFICER PREPARATION

 

This three (3) day course is designed for the recently assigned field training officer, veteran training officers and those who supervise training programs.  The course focuses on the field training officer's role in evaluation, teaching documentation, remedial training and the effects of the field training officer's style and beliefs on recruit growth and achievement.  Additional topics will include legal and ethical issues in recruit selections, training and evaluation using standardized rating procedures, teaching principles and methodology.

 

October 15, 16, 17, 2014                                                                               

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Cherry Hill Police Department

 

 

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR COURSE

 

This five (5) day course is designed for those officers who wish to instruct a basic course at a Police Training Commission (PTC) approved school.  To be certified, the student must demonstrate annually the ability to identify the principal parts of the weapon used in the training program, demonstrate familiarity with the safe and proper handling of weapons, and demonstrate knowledge of the established range safety rules.

 

This course is offered in the spring and fall.

 

NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

 physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students     capable of full participation.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2014 or

November 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2014                                                                Out-of-County: $50.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.               *Report directly to the Camden County Range                                            

Attendance:  16

Instructor:  SPRING - C/O James White - Camden Co. Department of Corrections                       

Instructor:  FALL - Sgt. Patricia Taulane - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

Equipment:  Eye and ear protection, ballistic vest, 1500 rounds of handgun ammunition, 20 rounds of shotgun

         (00 buck) ammunition.

 

 

GROWING GRANTS & SUCCESSFUL GRANT WRITING

 

With the increased demands being placed upon public safety agencies, you cannot afford to miss opportunities to supplement your budget with new federal, state and private grant funds.  This course will walk you through the grant process.  Also, the course is designed to instruct the participants in the sections of a grant, things to consider when writing a grant, common mistakes, writing smart goals and objectives, resources for finding grants, and will include the actual writing of a grant. 

 

April 8, 2014                                                                                                 

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon                                                                                    Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Vincent J. Litrenta - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

HAZMAT REFRESHER – LEVEL I FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

 

This four (4) hour annual refresher course meets the needs of public employees who respond to hazardous materials incidents at the Awareness Level. The course will cover what hazardous materials incidents are, as well as giving students skills to detect the presence of hazardous materials. The instruction includes an overview of how incidents are classified into levels and an introduction to the Incident Command System.  Also covered are the roles and notification requirements of municipal, county and state organizations. This course meets the requirement of NJ Division of Criminal Justice Mandatory In-Service Law Enforcement Training. Certificate issued from NJSP Hazardous Materials Response Unit.

 

February 20, 2014                                                                             

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                                     Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:   P/O Kevin Seta - Cherry Hill Police Department

Prerequisite:  HAZ-MAT Awareness

 

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

(New)

 

This four (4) hour course is designed for law enforcement intelligence officers, investigators, and victim witness coordinators at the federal, state, county and local levels.  The presenters will address Updates to Human Trafficking Laws, Case Studies on Human Trafficking, demonstrate Investigation Techniques, and methods for Meeting the Needs of Human Trafficking Victims.

 

January 9, 2014                                                                                 

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                                     Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance: 75                                                                                               

Instructor:  Camden County Prosecutor's Office

       Office of the Attorney General

 

 

INTERNAL AFFAIRS

 

This two (2) day course is designed for Internal Affairs officers and will cover the basics of conducting investigations.  Topics covered will be the investigative process, interviewing witnesses and subjects and an overview of the internal investigation protocol.  This segment will also include the review of the relevant case law and state requirements along with a review of the prior case studies.

 

December 4, 5, 2014                                                                          

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Mark Chase - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION

 

This two (2) day course of instruction will enable the detective, investigator or officer assigned this position, to differentiate between behavioral symptoms of both the truthful and deceptive person. They will understand the significance of verbal and non-verbal communication when dealing with victims, witnesses and suspects. Attendees will understand the importance of basic interrogation techniques, as well as advanced techniques. The course will also focus on identification of critical aspects of the interview process, Miranda concerns and practical solutions to legal questions that arise in the interview process.

 

Note:  This course is restricted to Detectives, Investigators and Investigative Supervisors.

 

March 25, 26, 2014                                                                                       

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor: Sgt. Bill Townsend - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

                  Detective Bill Staas - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

This two (2) day course is designed to prepare the crime scene investigator in the filming of a crime scene.  The procedures necessary for a complete and thorough recording of a crime scene will be discussed as well as demonstrated.

 

April 21, 22, 2014                                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  20                                                                                              

Instructor:  Camden County Prosecutor's Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Prerequisite:  Students must have a good working knowledge of the equipment used by their agency.

Equipment:  Photography gear used by your agency.

 

 

INVESTIGATOR SURVIVAL TRAINING

 

This five (5) day course is an intense "hands-on" training course specifically designed for officers assigned to plain-clothes duty.  The course covers various aspects of survival including, risk assessment, raid planning and execution, critical incident survival, defensive tactics, and survival shooting.  The last day consists of live practical exercises.

 

NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students capable of full participation

Attendees must be in good physical condition.  There is a physical fitness component to this course.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

November 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2014                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  20                                                                                              

Instructor:  C/O James White - Camden County Department of Corrections

Equipment:  Eye and ear protection, ballistic vest, duty handgun, 200 rounds of ammunition and handcuffs.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

 

This New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) approved course is designed for police officers who wish to teach at police academies or at their respective police departments.  This five (5) day course consists of constructing lesson plans, selecting appropriate teaching methods, establishing goals and performance objectives and understanding various principles of learning.

 

This course is offered in the spring and fall.

 

Note: Attendees must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

February 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 2014 or

November 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 2014                                                               

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  16                                                                                              

Instructor:  P/O Christopher Wernig – Cherry Hill Police Department

       P/O James Philbin - Cherry Hill Police Department

Prerequisite:  Attendees must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

 

NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION

 

This three (3) day course is designed for municipal detectives or those officers assigned to County Narcotics Task Forces.  The attendee, upon completion of the course, will demonstrate a basic understanding and recognition of narcotics, how they are packaged for distribution and how they may be field-tested.  The attendee will also acquire the knowledge of the proper handling of evidence as well as the procedures for submitting narcotics evidence to the New Jersey State Police Laboratory. In addition, the student will also have an understanding of the New Jersey drug laws as well as the most recent "Search and Seizure" rulings.  Most importantly, the attendees will be guided, step by step, from the initial phases of narcotics investigations through the final preparations for court testimony.  This will include the cultivation and utilization of informants, undercover operations, the preparation of search warrant affidavits, and effective techniques for the execution of search warrants.

 

May 7, 8, 9, 2014                                                                                          

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt.  Jeff Moore - Camden County Prosecutor's Office   

                

 

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR COURSE

 

This five (5) day New Jersey Police Training Commission accredited course prepares an officer to gain certification as a physical training instructor.  Officers will acquire skills to implement the New Jersey Police Training Commission Physical Conditioning Program.  Topics will include physical fitness, diet and nutrition, exercise physiology, substance abuse, and more.
 
Note: Attendees must be in good physical condition.  Physical fitness sessions will be conducted daily.
          MEDICAL CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED.    Please call the Academy no earlier than 90 days before
         the start of the course for the Medical Clearance Form.

 

August 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2014                                                        

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt. Christina DeCristofor - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

Prerequisite:  Methods of Instruction

Attire:  Day One - Departmental Uniform or Casual Business (Full day of classroom learning)

 

 

POLICE PROFESSIONALISM

 

This one (1) day course is designed to define and understand the law enforcement officer's personal values and principles in correlation to the values and principles of law enforcement. The objective of the course is to understand the profession of law enforcement and how it relates to the individual law enforcement officer in emphasizing the characteristics of true police professionalism. Course highlights include professionalism, ethics and morals, attitudes and values, character development, mission statement building, and ethical problem solving and ethical exercises. Through candid discussion, the sharing of experiences and practical exercises, the knowledge acquired through this course will create the possibility of law enforcement officers serving in a purposeful profession.

 

April 16, 2014                                                                                                           

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Captain Anthony Saporito – Cherry Hill Police Department

 

                       

 

 

POLICE SERVICE RIFLE INSTRUCTOR COURSE

 

This five (5) day course is an intense class designed to certify PTC Certified Firearms Instructors to the next level of Police Service Rifle Instructors.  Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate and identify the principal parts of several weapons used in these types of training programs, demonstrate familiarity with the safe and proper handling of these weapons, and demonstrate knowledge of established range rules.  The student will be qualified to instruct the operation of the Police Service Rifle, and will be certified to conduct the required yearly qualifications set forth by the Division of Criminal Justice.

 

This course is offered in the spring and fall.

 

NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

  physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students

  are capable of full participation.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

March 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2014 or

August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2014                                                                               Out-of-County: $50.00         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.               *Report directly to the Camden County Range                                

Attendance:  16                                                                                              

Instructor:  C/O James White - Camden County Department of Corrections

Prerequisite:  PTC Firearms Instructor Certification

Equipment:  M4 style weapon with sling, 4 rifle magazines, magazine carrier, ear and eye protection, ballistic               vest, 2500 rounds of rifle ammunition, department issued handgun, holster, 3 handgun

                     magazines, magazine pouch, 200 rounds of handgun ammunition.

 

PSYCHOLOGY OF A TERRORIST

 

The goal of this one (1) day class is to provide an understanding of psychological characteristics and the motivations of an individual who becomes involved in terrorism, and its implications for law enforcement officers.  Social Psychology, with emphasis on the power of group dynamics, conformity, solidarity and cohesiveness is also discussed in the context of an individual's culture, politics and religion.  Also reviewed will be terrorist ideology and the research in the development of terrorism leadership, suicide attackers and terrorist group vulnerabilities.

 

April 25, 2014                                                                                                           

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                   

Instructor:  Marcia Baruch, Ph.D.

 

                                               

 

 

RADAR INSTRUCTOR COURSE

                       

This three (3) day New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) course is designed for those who wish to be

radar instructors. The course will include basic principles of radar speed measurement, speed offenses and

enforcement, operation of specific radar devices and managing, instruction and record keeping.

 

March 31, April 1, 2, 2014                                                                            

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                                                                              

Instructor:  Pennsauken Police Department

Prerequisite:  Radar Operator Certification - supply a copy of the certification

          Two (2) years of Radar Operator experience

Methods of Instruction – supply a copy of the certification

 

 

 

                        RAPID DEPLOYMENT RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTERS

 

This three (3) day course is designed for first responding officers who will be tasked with the resolution of an active shooter/attacker incident. Topics to be covered include an historical overview of active shooter situations including school and workplace shootings, current police recommendations, immediate deployment/rapid deployment tactics, and barricaded-hostage rescue concepts for the first responding officer.

 

Note:  BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

April 30, May 1, 2, 2014                                                                              

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  25                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt. Chris Crabtree - Gloucester Township Police Department SRT

Attire:  Patrol Uniform or BDUs with full duty belt.

                                      

 

RECORDS MANAGEMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

This four (4) hour seminar examines the fundamental concepts and techniques of records management for law enforcement agencies. Topics covered include effective management of documents, electronic systems, aspects of organization including life cycle and storage of public records, alternate media solutions, the role of the records and information technology staff, and the disposal process. In addition, the class examines the benefits of accurate and timely records management as it applies to the Open Public Records Act, disaster prepared/recovery, as well as cost and space savings. Students will develop a self-critical perspective on the records managerial process. We will explore ways to approach the daily challenges of managing creative solutions to records management dilemmas. At the end of the class, participants will be able to 1) identify and utilize retention schedules; 2) formulate and evaluate records management techniques; and 3) discover the benefits of the Argean's Theorem of Records Management – A+T/RM=C+$S.

 

March 3, 2014  

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                         Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance: 30

Instructor:  Argean T.P. Cook - NJ Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services

 

RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT AND WORKING WITH "SANE"

This three (3) hour course is designed for first responding officers and detectives who will be investigating Sexual Assault complaints. The workshop will include the following topics: The Attorney General's Standards of providing services to the victims of sexual assaults, how the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is activated and responds, hospital sites in Camden County, victim criteria for (SART) activation, the (SANE) examination, evidence collection, consent issues, (SANE) kit and maintaining chain of custody, drug facilitated sexual assaults.

February 13, 2014                                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                                                                                     Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Francina Pendergrass - Camden County Prosecutor's Office SANE Unit

 

 

SEARCH WARRANT AFFIDAVIT PREPARATION

 

This two (2) day course is designed to familiarize law enforcement officers with one of the most effective tools in criminal investigations - the search warrant.  From the development of "probable cause" to the judge's issuance of the warrant, this course will present a systematic step by step approach toward the preparation of the search warrant affidavit.

 

May 13, 14, 2014                                                                                          

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                                                                              

Instructor:  Detective Terry King - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

 

This five (5) day course is designed to familiarize officers and dispatchers with street level Spanish which will emphasize colloquial phrases/survival phrases and discernible aptitude level of the officer.  This will enhance skills in communicating with and assisting those non-English speaking members of the Hispanic community.

 

May 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2014                                                                        

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:   Lt. Angel Nazario - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STREET SURVIVAL

 

This five (5) day course is designed for patrol officers and other first responders. Survival techniques will focus on car stops, hostage negotiations, domestic terrorism, street gang confrontations, deranged persons, armed robbery response and other high-risk situations patrol officers may encounter. Weapon retention, handcuffing and defensive tactics will also be included along with tactical firearms instruction including the use of service weapons and shotguns.

 NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

   physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students

  capable of full participation.

There is a defensive tactics portion to this course.  Attendees must be in good physical condition.

 

April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2014                                                                                   

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out of County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  C/O James White - Camden County Dept. of Corrections

Equipment:  Eye and ear protection, ballistic vest, department issued handgun, duty belt and holster, 350

         rounds of handgun ammunition, 50 rounds of shotgun ammunition.

Attire:  Days 1 & 2 (Defensive Tactics) - wear loose clothing (sweat pants).

Day 3 (Scenario Resolution) - BDUs or Class B uniform with duty belt.

Days 4 & 5 (Range) - BDUs or Class B uniform with duty belt.

 

 

SUBGUN OPERATOR / INSTRUCTOR COURSE

(New)

 

This five (5) day course combines three (3) days of Operator Training with two (2) days of Instructor Certification.  Students have the option of registering for the three (3) day Operator Course (first three days) or registering for the five (5) day Instructor Course. Students who complete the five (5) day Instructor Course will be qualified to instruct the operation of the subgun and will be certified to conduct the required yearly qualifications set forth by the Division of Criminal Justice.  Specify course choice option at registration.

 

NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

  physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc.  Registration is limited to students

 capable of full participation.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2014                                                                    Out-of-County: $50.00         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.               *Report directly to the Camden County Range

Attendance:  16

Instructor:  Cpl. Joseph Andricola - Gloucester Township Police Department

Prerequisite:  Previous attendance and successful completion of a Firearms Instructor Course with a copy of

                      the certification. Five (5) day Instructor Course only.

Equipment:  Eye and ear protection, ballistic vest, department issued submachine gun with a sling, minimum

of two (2) 30-round subgun magazines, flashlight or subgun mounted light device, 2000 rounds                                   of subgun ammunition, department issued handgun and holster, minimum of three handgun magazines, 500 rounds of handgun ammunition, rain gear and cleaning kits.

Attire:  BDUs or Class B uniform with duty belt.

SUDDEN DEATH INVESTIGATION

 

This three (3) day seminar is designed to familiarize first responders and detectives of the procedures and responsibilities inherent to the investigation of sudden or suspicious deaths.  It will also describe the functions conducted by members of the Prosecutor's Office Mobile Crime Lab Unit and the New Jersey State Police Laboratory, as well as provide an overview of the types of information needed by the Medical Examiner's Office to accurately identify the numerous causes of death. Additionally, its intent is to coordinate investigative efforts among law enforcement agencies by establishing a more thorough understanding of each other's role.

 

October 22, 23, 24, 2014                                                                               

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt. Christy DeCristofor - Camden County Prosecutor's Office

 

 

SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

This one (1) day course will address the ongoing issue of suicide involving law enforcement personnel.  The overall goal of the course will be to overcome past stigmas regarding suicide and mental illness involving officers and to inform law enforcement agencies about the prevalence of suicide in law enforcement, contributing factors that lead to suicide, and provide the participating agencies with resources for suicide prevention.  There will also be contributions from the worlds of psychology and religion on their perspective of this topic and their sharing in our ultimate goal of preventing police suicide. 

 

May 15, 2014                                                                                                

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance: 30

Instructor:  Msgr. Michael Mannion

                   Marcia Baruch, Ph.D.

                   Cpl. Sean Grannan - Gloucester Township Police Department

 

 

SUPERVISION SCHOOL

 

This five (5) day course will provide the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the functions and duties of a first line supervisor.  It is designed for those officers recently promoted or those about to be promoted. Format: Lecture, discussion, and practical tabletop exercises in critical incident management, personnel matters, and leadership dilemmas.  

 

June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2014                                                               

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Chief Lou Bordi - Voorhees Township Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

TACTICAL SHOTGUN OPERATOR SCHOOL

(New)

 

This four (4) day course is designed to enhance the ability of the shotgun operator and to build confidence in the use of the weapon in a tactical situation.  Subject materials include nomenclature, care and maintenance of pump and semi automatic shotguns, as well as hands-on applications and tactical exercises.

 

NOTE:  All Firearms Courses at the Camden County College Police Academy require participation in

  physical activities such as light running, sit-ups, push-up, etc. Registration is limited to students

 capable of full participation.

BDUs or Class B uniforms are appropriate.

 

June 2, 3, 4, 5, 2014                                                                                        Out of County: $50.00

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.               *Report directly to the Camden Count Range                                                                                  

Attendance: 15

Instructor:  Captain Thomas Neale (Ret) - Woolwich Township Police Department

Prerequisite:  Attendance and successful completion of a Firearms Instructor Course with a copy of the

                      certification.

Equipment:  Eye & ear protection, ballistic vest, department issued shotgun, 300 rounds of shotgun

                     ammunition (250 rounds of 00 buck and 50 rounds of slug), department issued handgun and

                     duty belt, minimum of three handgun magazines, 50 rounds of handgun ammunition.

 

 

TERRORISM AWARENESS

 

This one (1) day Federal Bureau of Investigation course for municipal police officers will include topics on domestic terrorism, international terrorism, terrorism vs. criminal activity, use of weapons of mass destruction as a terrorist tool, understanding Arabic and Islam culture as well as recognizing fraudulent documents.  Upon completion of the course, the attendee will have a better understanding of the threat terrorism poses to the United Stated and what we as local law enforcement officers can do to deter, disrupt and prevent possible terrorist activity in our community.

 

May 1, 2014                                                                                                  

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Sgt. James Fischer - Delaware River Port Authority Police Department

       Officer Jack Stermel - Delaware River Port Authority Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

 

This four (4) hour course is designed to introduce quick clearance practices and related incident management techniques.  TIMS gives officers a basic level understanding of traffic incident management skills needed to comply with federal guidelines and DOT expectations to reduce traffic congestion.  This will reduce congestion and prevent secondary incidents and accidents.  By implementing an effective TIMS could have an impact on reducing the number of first responders struck and killed by vehicles while performing emergency operations.

 

April 17, 2014                                                                                                           

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                         Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  P/O James Philbin - Cherry Hill Police Department

 

 

UNDERSTANDING AND SURVIVING CRITICAL INCIDENTS/

STRESS MANAGEMENT

 

This two (2) day course is designed to identify critical incident criteria, address factors which contribute to surviving critical incidents and gain understanding of post-traumatic stress disorders.  It will also prepare police personnel to survive traumatic events by developing a winning attitude that will guide them through a crisis.  Many officers are killed or seriously injured each year and there is often no way the tragedy could have been avoided.  In a crisis, victims focus on their vulnerability and survivors focus on their ability to respond.  Since behavior in a crisis can never be predicted with certainty, it is imperative that police officers be educated and trained as to how to adopt a surviving attitude so that they can win even against incredible odds. 

 

October 2, 3, 2014                                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $50.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:  Agent Chris Rodgers - Collingswood Police Department

 

 

VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

This one (1) day course will provide officers with effective communication tools that will allow them to handle difficult situations and people with skill and confidence.  Attendees will learn how to quickly resolve conflict and build trust, respond positively to other people's negative attitudes, and diffuse tense situations with professionalism.  These techniques will help strengthen officer safety and lessen the overall stress involved in the field of police work.

 

February 27, 2014                                                                                         

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of-County: $25.00

Attendance:  30                                                                                              

Instructor:   P/O Richard McLaughlin - Cherry Hill Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC POLICE K-9 HANDLER / SPECALTY DOG TRAINING

(NJP K9 ASSOCIATION)

 

The Police K-9 specialty dog training encompasses police dog obedience, agility, socialization and scent work in a particular specialty field. Specialty fields include narcotics detection, explosive detection, arson investigation, tracking and cadaver detection.  Police handler training encompasses report writing, record keeping issues dealing with policy and procedure, legal issues, field procedures, and proper care and handling of the police dog.

 

Note: Training will be held at the Gloucester Township Firing Range.

 

Patrol Dog                                                             Specialty Dog

                                  16-week course                                                         10-week course

 

Instructors:    Chief Lou Bordi - Voorhees Twp. Police Department

 

FOR REGISTRATION, COURSE DATES, AND PAYMENT

INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

CHIEF LOUIS BORDI (856) 428-5400

CRASH INVESTIGATION I

(NJSP)

 

This two (2) week course is designed for new officers or officers assigned to a traffic bureau. The course content includes the basic training that will teach officers the proper techniques for recognizing and properly recording damage that occurs when motor vehicles collide, the gathering of critical evidence that may be used to reconstruct a crash at a later date, and information from people, roads and vehicles. There are some basic math formulas taught and officers enrolled should have basic algebra skills.

 

NOTE:  This course is being offered as a Digital Content Course; Students are required to bring a laptop

  computer to class.

 

March 31, 2014 - April 11, 2014                                          

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                                                       Out-of County:  No Charge

Attendance:  20

Instructor:  TBA

Equipment:  Laptop, scientific calculator

 

 

FIRST LINE SUPERVISORY TRAINING FOR CORRECTIONS

(PENN STATE)

 

This three (3) day course is designed to prepare the corrections supervisor to meet the challenge of the "critical shift" into a supervisory position.  Topics will include key management concepts, flexibility and effective supervision, dealing with problem employees, motivational theories, vital problem solving and more.

FOR A COMPLETE COURSE DESCRIPTION AND REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

(http://www.jasi.outreach.psu.edu/#index.php?lawenf/Program_Schedules)

 

March 10, 11, 12, 2014                                 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                                                                      

Instructor:  TBA

 

 

HIGH IMPACT SUPERVISION

(PENN STATE)

 

This three (3) day course is designed to provide the intensive and interactive training needed in order to better manage contemporary police environments.  This course will address concepts that will help to enhance supervisory skills at a time when securing maximum employee productivity and ethics is vital.  Topics will include vital problem solving, decision-making methods, contingency planning performance appraisals and more.

FOR A COMPLETE COURSE DESCRIPTION AND REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

(http://www.jasi.outreach.psu.edu/#index.php?lawenf/Program_Schedules)

 

February 10, 11, 12, 2014                             

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                                                                      

Instructor:  TBA