Fundamentals of Policing

The Camden County College Police Academy program prepares recruits for entry-level positions as a certified police officer or Special Law Enforcement Officer II (SLEO II). Recruits will develop skills and knowledge of the New Jersey criminal penal code and traffic enforcement statutes, Constitutional Amendments dealing with individual and civil rights, contemporary issues in policing, rules of evidence and criminal procedural investigation as well as other facets of law enforcement.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Camden County College Police Academy program prepares recruits for entry-level positions as a certified police officer or Special Law Enforcement Officer II (SLEO II). Recruits will develop skills and knowledge of the New Jersey criminal penal code and traffic enforcement statutes, Constitutional Amendments dealing with individual and civil rights, contemporary issues in policing, rules of evidence and criminal procedural investigation as well as other facets of law enforcement.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement
Code Course Credits
First Semester
CRJ-101 Administration of Justice 3
CRJ-105 Criminal Law 3
HPE-109 Physical Conditioning/Police Recruits 3
HPE-171 Emergency Response 6
  Total Minimum Credits 15
 

Program Goals

  • To prepare recruits to transfer into a 2-year Criminal Justice, CRJ.AS program.
  • To prepare recruits to demonstrate a working knowledge of components of the criminal justice system and various types of law enforcement agencies.
  • To prepare recruits to apply critical thinking skills to resolve criminal justice practitioner problems with the public.
  • To prepare recruits to establish career goals and objectives to enhance personal growth.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the recruit will be able to:

  1. Discuss concepts of the Constitution of the United States.
  2. Compare and contrast the components of the criminal justice system and various agencies involved in the administration of justice.
  3. Extrapolate local criminal justice issues to global justice and security issues.
  4. Analyze criminal justice practitioner problems with the public.

Applications

Applications are available at the Camden County Police Academy located at the Regional Emergency Training Center (RETC), 420 Woodbury-Turnersville Road, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012. Interested persons should also refer to the Camden County College, Police Academy website for application announcements and requirements.

Employment Opportunities

  • Police Officer

Special Admissions Requirements

Recruits who enter the Camden County Police Academy as a certified police officer or SLEO II must be sponsored by county or municipal law enforcement agency, which have been selected as a recruit by their standards or procedures and have assumed all costs of training, uniforms, salary, etc. Those individuals who have not been sponsored by a county or municipal law enforcement agency may apply for the Camden County College Police Academy Alternate Route program.

Requirements are the following: must be 18 years of age but not over 35 at the completion of the program; must have completed 60 college credits or 2 years of active military service, or 1 year of active military service and 30 college credits; must be a citizen of the United States and resident of the state of New Jersey; must be of good moral character and not convicted of any criminal offense; must be able read, write and speak the English language; and must have medical insurance. All cost is the responsibility of candidate.

Contact Person

Orlando Cuevas
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4874
email: ocuevas@camdencc.edu

Police Academy
(856) 374-4950

Additional information

CIP Code

43.0107

Program Code

FOP.CA