Basic Course for Police Officer

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Start date: Class # 22-1, June 10, 2022, Class # 22-2, November 2022 (TBD)

The Basic Course for Police Officer (BCPO), approved by the New Jersey Police Training Commission, is designed specifically for newly appointed police officers. It includes the prescribed course of study a police officer must complete as a condition for permanent appointment. Law Enforcement agencies will be mailed a complete application package upon request. The completed packet is due 15 days prior to the start of the class.

Required Units of Study

  • Professional Development
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Police Community Relations
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Requirements of Arrest, Search, Seizure
  • Evidence
  • Use of Force
  • Communications
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Weaponry
  • Unarmed Defense
  • Patrol Concepts
  • Traffic
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Physical Training
  • Agency Training