New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice

Police Training Commission
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The Alternate Route Program for the Basic Course for Police Officers (BCPO), which was suspended for 2011 and 2012, will resume with courses that begin after January 1, 2013. Please be advised that an individual who successfully completes the academy portion of the Alternate Route program does not receive PTC certification in the BCPO unless and until the individual receives appointment as a regular, full time police officer within three years of completing the academy training, and then completes the agency training performance objectives as certified by the law enforcement executive, and verified by the school director. Refer to Section "C" below.

A. -

  • There are currently 11 commission-approved schools authorized to conduct the Alternate Route Basic Course for Police Officer program. Please contact these academies directly for enrollment information.

  • Atlantic County Police Training Center
    (Alternate route suspended through 12-31-14)
  • Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute Police, Fire & EMS Academies
  • Camden County College Police Academy
  • Cape May County Police Academy   
  • Essex County College Police Academy
  • Gloucester County Police Academy
  • Mercer County Police Academy
  • Monmouth County Police Academy
  • Morris County Public Safety Training Academy
  • Passaic County Police Academy
  • John H. Stamler Police Academy (Union County)

B. -
Hiring an Alternate Route Basic Course for Police Officer Recruit

  • Please be advised that as of December 23, 1998 pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:17B-69.2 Eligibility for appointment.

    A person who completes a police training course pursuant to section 2 of P.L. 1998, c. 146 (c. 52:17B-69-1) shall only be eligible for appointment as a permanent full-time member of a police department or force. (L. 1998, c. 146, 2.)

C. -
Processing the Police Training Commission Certificate

  • To obtain the Police Training Commission certificate for an individual who (1) successfully completed the Alternate Route Basic Course for Police Officers academy training, (2) was subsequently appointed as a regular full time police officer, and (3) successfully completed agency training and firearms qualification administered by the employing agency, the employer must provide documentation of appointment and agency training/firearms qualification to the director of the school where the individual completed academy training. The director will verify the agency training, and forward certification to PTC staff. The PTC BCPO certificate will then be sent to the school director, who will forward it to the employing agency.
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