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Sidney Terrell
Director, Police School
5033 English Creek Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-5743
Phone: 609-407-6727
Fax: 609-407-6717
Course Descriptions
File is in PDF format. Registration Form
Schedule of Courses
Alternate Route Program
Corrections Academy
K-9 Training Center
Law Enforcement Links
Where We Are Located
Police Training Advisory Board
eMail the Training Center
Department of Public Safety Homepage
ACCC Criminal Justice Program
Police Training Center
Canale Training Center
Pre-Academy Admission Standards for Potential Trainees
The purpose of this announcement is to provide fair warning to potential trainees that passing the pre-academy physical fitness test will be a prerequisite for admission to certain basic courses that begin on or after January 1, 2015. (Currently postponed by the NJ Police Training Commission until further notice) It is important for the PTC and the academies to make a reasonable and timely effort to notify potential trainees and their employers about the implications of this policy. Hopefully this early notification will motivate potential trainees to prepare themselves for the physical demands of basic training. It has been our policy in the past to use this preferred method. The Pre-Academy Admission Standards for Potential Trainees has been posted to the "PTC Rules/Act" tab of the PTC website at the link below. Thank you.
NJ Civil Service Entry-Level Law Enforcement Announcements
2016 UPDATES CIVIL SERVICE EXAM 3/7/2016 - Entry-Level Law Enforcement Announcements In order to be considered for employment in an entry-level civil service law enforcement position, candidates must pass a written exam called the Law Enforcement Examination (LEE). Those who pass will remain in the eligible pool for two years. The pool of eligible candidates that results from the LEE will be used to fill positions for law enforcement titles in all Civil Service jurisdictions. The next LEE announcement will be issued on July 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2016. We also anticipate June 1, 2016 announcements for Parole Officer Recruit and Parole Officer Recruit Bilingual in Spanish and English and a July 1, 2016 announcement for Correction Officer Recruit.
Basic Course for Corrections Officers
Basic Course for Correction Officers Dates: Orientation Day August 31, 2016 Agency Training- September 1, 2, 2016 First Day September 6, 2016 Graduation Day December 1, 2016 Location: Atlantic County Police Training Center (Canale Training Center) 5033 English Creek Ave. Egg Harbor Twp, NJ Tuition: Atlantic County: None Out of County: $750 This is the NJ Police Training Commission approved course for County Corrections Officers Class 24. Contact the Atlantic County Police Training Center Class Coordinator Rick Bianchi to obtain a registration package via e-mail or call 609-407-6725.
K-9 Patrol/Scent Class
A K-9 Patrol/Scent Class is scheduled to begin Friday, September 2, 2016 (orientation). There are only 12 slots available for this class. The deadline for registration is June 30, 2016. The duration of this class is twenty one weeks for certification of BOTH patrol and narcotics. This will be the Atlantic County John "Sonny" Burke K-9 Academy's first COMBINED dual purpose canine academy training class! Please direct inquiries to K-9 Director Joe Nicholas at 856-375-3885 . Again, the registration deadline is June 30, 2016. Orientation Day: September 2, 2016 First day of Class: September 6, 2016 Projected graduation date: February 3, 2017

Mission Statement
To provide quality training at both the in-service and recruit levels through comprehensive and innovative educational practices.

The goals of the Atlantic County Police Training Center are to provide quality training programs focusing on the essential skills necessary to serve effectively as law enforcement professionals. We recognize the fact that training is a key component in developing a professional law enforcement community and are committed towards that end. To attain that goal, we shall continue to offer a wide variety of credible and up to date programs. These courses are designed to enhance the abilities of the individual officer as well as promote team building skills. They are selected and developed with a focus on officer survival and building a strong police-community partnership.

Law Enforcement Links

External Link Atlantic City PBA # 24 External Link Lifeline Training
External Link Atlantic County Crime Stoppers External Link National Association of School Resource Officers
External Link Atlantic County Firearms Training Facility External Link NJ Division of Criminal Justice
External Link Calibre Press External Link NJ State Law Enforcement Officers Association
External Link Cape May and Atlantic County 200 Club External Link NJ State Legislature
External Link Concerns of Police Survivors External Link NJ State Police
External Link Egg Harbor Township Police Department External Link National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
External Link Federal Bureau of Investigation External Link Officer Down Memorial Page
External Link FBI- National Academy External Link Ventnor City Police Department
External Link Galloway Township Police Department