The Atlantic County Police Training Center will be running the Alternate
Route Training Program for our next Basic Course for Police Officers
(Police Academy) Class #14.
The program permits individuals to enroll in a Basic Police Training
Course without first being hired by a Police Agency. Graduates will
qualify for a State of New Jersey Police Training Commission
Applicants must meet the following minimum standards to be accepted into
the program. - Be a citizen of United States. - Able to read, write and
speak the English language - Be between the ages of 18 and 35. - Have at
least 60 college credits prior to the start of the written exam or 2
years of full time active duty military service; or a combination of
college credits and full time active duty military service that adds up
to two years. - Pass a rigorous selection process; including a written
examination, physical agility test, oral interview, application packet
evaluation, psychological evaluation, medical exam, and a preliminary
background investigation. - Have a valid NJ Drivers License. - Pass a
Drug Test through Urinalysis. - Have current insurance (Health /
The Alternate Route Program is twenty-three (23) weeks in length and
will require the candidate to attend classes Monday thru Friday for the
entire length of the program. The next class is scheduled to begin on
March 25, 2013 and run thru August 29, 2013.
For more information, click here to visit the
Police Training Center website.