Civilian Police Academy upcoming in Edison

January 5, 2018 by  

Many municipalities across the nation hold various types of academies to show citizens how the local government functions. In Edison, the city is organizing the Civilian Police Academy for residents who would like to learn more about the police.

The academy will cover topics such as the function of the Patrol Bureau, the Crime Scene Unit, and the Detective Bureau, as well as the S.W.A.T Team, and others. Firearms safety, personal safety, home security, crime prevention, and domestic violence will also be discussed.

Thomas Bryan, the police chief, said he was happy about the upcoming academy, since it enables the department to connect with the people they serve, and show them what police officers do on a daily basis. He added that graduates not only receive diplomas, but are qualified to ride with a police officer on patrol.

Further information about the program is available at, or people may contact Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr. at 732-248-6442.

Registration for the academy is open now, and closes next Friday, January 12; applications are available on the city’s website. The academy itself starts January 30 and runs through March 20, meeting every Tuesday night from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm at the Edison Municipal Complex. The academy is free, only the first 35 registrants will be admitted. Participants must be residents of the township.

Programs like this can benefit if organizers use presentation folders to help attendees organize materials.