Message from County Executive
The Essex County Police Academy has a legacy of preparing generations of law enforcement and public safety officers to serve and protect our communities with fairness and dignity.
In 2019, we reacquired the facility from Essex County College because it was too valuable a resource to lose. We then invested over $1 million to modernize and update the Academy so cadets could receive their training and public service education in a state-of-the-art environment. We reopened the Academy as a model of sharing services between government agencies, partnering with our local police departments to get the most experienced and knowledgeable teachers and trainers on our staff.
It takes a special kind of person to become a police officer or corrections officer. Every day that you go to work, you will never know what you will encounter and in what emergency you will find yourself. Law enforcement officers are our first responders, protectors and peacekeepers. In difficult times, you will be the ones running toward danger instead of away from it.
We hope the skills, training and knowledge you received during your time at the Academy help and guide you while serving your community.
Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
Essex County Executive
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