Police Academy
Additional Training Announcements


Gloucester County Police Academy is NOT accepting registrations for these courses.  To enroll, please contact the organization presenting each class.  Registration instructions are included with each course description.  Instructional credits may not be used to pay for any of these classes.  Payment is submitted directly to each organization.


New Jersey Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure
Case Law Review & 2010 Update
March 3, 2010—March 4, 2010
Room 430, Instructional Center
9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Created and presented by Larry E. Holtz, Esq., this two-day, highly-acclaimed program will update patrol officers, detectives/investigators, supervisors, police trainers, state troopers, and sheriff’s officers in the recent developments and changes in the laws of arrest, investigative detentions (with a special focus on “stop & frisk” and motor vehicle stops), search warrants, and the exceptions to the written warrant requirement. The seminar will focus on the court decisions which have been recently handed down by the United States
Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the various panels of the Appellate Division. In addition to providing a comprehensive update of new material, the seminar will simultaneously serve as a comprehensive refresher for those persons who have not had an opportunity to attend an arrest, search and seizure review and update for a number of years.

Cost:  $185.00 per officer


New Jersey Legal Update — 2010
Title 2C / Title 39 / A.G. Guidelines /Directives / Confession Law
March 16, 2010—March 17, 2010
Room 430, Instructional Center
9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Created and presented by Larry E. Holtz, Esq., this two-day, comprehensive Criminal, Motor Vehicle, A.G. Guidelines, and Confession Law Seminar is uniquely designed to update patrol officers, detectives/ investigators, supervisors, police trainers and state troopers in the recent developments and changes in critical aspects of the criminal and motor vehicle laws, new Attorney General Guidelines, as well as the case law governing police interrogations, confessions and Miranda. Mr. Holtz provides an extraordinarily valuable
update of the new and amended laws that have changed Title 2C, the Criminal Justice Code, Title 39, the Motor Vehicle Code, and have impacted the procedures related to the questioning of adult and juvenile suspects. In addition to teaching the new statutes, new case-law interpretations are presented in context so that the officer’s application of the law is consistent with the interpretations set forth by our courts. In addition to providing a comprehensive update of new material, the seminar will simultaneously serve as a refresher for those persons who have not attended a statutory or confession law update for a number of years. All attendees will receive a comprehensive written manual containing the new and amended sections of the statutes, along with the new case-law interpretations of pertinent Code provisions, and Confession Law procedures.

Cost:  $185.00 per officer



Hostage Negotiations, Phase I & II

sponsored by Gloucester County SWAT CNT and Police Agency Training Council
5 Day Course, Phase I, Mon. and Tues.; Phase II, Wed-Fri.
May 17, 2010—May 21, 2010
Room 310, Police Academy Building
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

You don't have to be a member of a negotiations team to be involved in a crisis or hostage situation. Hostage Negotiations Phase I & II is a course designed for Patrol Officers, First Responders, Jail/Corrections Officers, Prison Personnel, Drug – Narcotic Officers, Emergency Response Teams, Sheriff's Officers and police administrators and any agency that has a chance of needing a Crisis Negotiator or Crisis Response Team.

The course includes an introduction to crisis negotiations, tactical use of negotiators, team structure, basics of negotiating, communication skills, psychology of negotiations
case studies, dealing with the media, suicide intervention, and the resolution and aftermath of crisis and hostage incidents.

The program is led by world renown retired NYPD detective and member of the NYPD Hostage Negotiations Team, Dominick Misino.Dominick is best known for his participation as the lead negotiator in the Lufthansa Airlines hijacking where he successfully negotiated for the landing of the aircraft at JFK International Airport the release of 105 hostages and a 12 hour negotiation with 2 bank robbers holding 3 hostages. In addition, he led the negotiations in nearly 205 other incidents during his time with the NYPD HNT. Dominick uses several prominent instructors from all over the United States who specialize in all aspects of law enforcement, psychology, communications and leadership. Dominick's dynamic style and unprecedented experience makes this course the most practical and diverse crisis negotiations course available.

Tuition is $525 and includes all course materials.  INSTRUCTIONAL CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED TO PAY FOR THIS COURSE!

To register, contact PATC directly at http://www.patc.com/courses/hostage.shtml or contact Jack Manning at gpd955@msn.com or 609-868-0086 for additional information.

Special rates available at local hotels have been secured .Contact Jack Manning for further information.

Gloucester County Police Academy is pleased to host the
following school: Benelli Armorer School
March 19, 2010
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Room 309
Police Academy Building

In order for the law enforcement armorer to maintain the model M1/M2, Nova, and M4 shotguns in excellent serviceable condition,  he/she must have an in-depth knowledge on the subject of appropriate maintenance.  Extensive weapons maintenance knowledge is critical for trouble free field performance and the extension of a weapon’s service life at a minimal cost to the agency.

The Benelli Armorer Training Course is designed for the professional armorer, firearms instructor and technical service personnel. This course provides complete and detailed answers to specific questions concerning the weapons mechanical functioning, operational procedure, stripping, inspection, trouble shooting and maintenance.

Topics Covered:        Nomenclature
                                    Operator Use
                                    Cycle of Operation
                                    Field and Detail Stripping
                                    Care & Cleaning
                                    Preventive & Corrective Maintenance

Required Equipment:  Eye Protection and Note Taking Materials

Instructor:  C.R. “Van” Vanderscoff, Beretta Training Instructor

Fee:  $250.00

Instructional credits may not be used to pay for this course, and the Police Academy is not accepting registrations for this class.  Please register on-line at berettale.com.

Questions regarding this class may be directed to Corey Gumbert with Beretta at 301-283-2191, extension 1200.

Training Announcement
Armorer Certification - SIG SAUER Pistols

Date: April 29-30, 2010

Location: Gloucester County Police Academy, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 

Host Contact:  Donald Trout  (856) 415-2266  Email: dtrout@gccnj.edu

Duration: 2 days / 16 hours 8:30 AM – 5 PM     Tuition: $395 Course No.: 10-AC-29F

Registration:  Register on-line or download your registration form today from www.sigsaueracademy.com or contact the SIG SAUER Academy Training Coordinator via phone at 603-418-8181.

Course Description:
The program content focuses on the mechanical functioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and field repair of the SIG SAUER law enforcement classic pistol line, to include the P220, P226, P229, and P239 pistols.

This is a hand’s on program that teaches and guides each participant through all armorer operations, step by step with the instructor. Active participation in disassembly and assembly procedures coupled with question and answer periods provide the type of learning environment favorable for the retention of the material. Written and practical exams are administered to test the working knowledge of each participant.

The curriculum enables law enforcement armorers to develop a pistol maintenance program on the inspection and servicing of the SIG SAUER law enforcement pistols for their departments. Following successful program completion, certification / re-certification to perform these procedures is valid for a period of three (3) years. This is of major importance to the agency as it maintains current practices and procedures for factory authorized maintenance on law enforcement pistols within the department.

Armorer Course Content:

  • Firearms Safety
  • Design and Components
  • Field Stripping
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Weapon Functions
  • Armorer Disassembly and Assembly
  • Troubleshooting
  • Sight Adjustments
  • 20% discount on purchases at SIG SAUER Pro Shop made during the course.
  • 20% discount on your next course if you register during course. (Specialty/Guest Instructor training courses excluded).