Atlantic County Police Training Academy Recruits Train in Atlantic Cape This Month

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MAYS LANDING, N.J. — The Atlantic County Police Training Academy will hold a 15-week Basic Course for County Corrections Officers starting on August 26 at Atlantic Cape Community College.

This will be the first training course held at the college since the academy was relocated from the Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township to Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing.

“We have been working for a number of years to move our academy to the Atlantic Cape campus,” County Executive Dennis Levinson said. “We believe the recruits will benefit by being on a college campus with access to a variety of resources and opportunities.”

Of these 15 recruits, 10 will serve in the Atlantic County Justice Facility, three will serve at the Cape May County Correctional Facility, and two at the Salem County Correctional Facility.

The recruits will participate in the Basic Course for County Corrections Officers with physical training, military drills, and firearms instruction as well as self-defense and emergency response. Classes will focus on law enforcement and ethics, stress management, contraband and evidence processing, drug interdiction and identification.

Those who successfully complete the course will earn 15 college credits through Atlantic Cape.