Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Union County Police Academy Crime Prevention Certification

On February 6, 2008, law enforcement personnel from throughout New Jersey gathered at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains, New Jersey in pursuit of their crime prevention practitioner designation.

The training for this program consists of a 40 hour course and was coordinated by lead instructors Lt. Patrick Fay of the Hackensack Police Department and Sgt. (retired) Alan C. Kriney, who served 25 years in the Township of Piscataway and the County of Middlesex, New Jersey.

The five day course included sessions on

  • The History of Crime Prevention
  • Law Enforcement Ethical Principles
  • Technology Concerns for Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • Transforming Our Schools: Principles of Crisis Management
  • Leadership Principles
  • Youth Police Academies
  • National Night Out
  • Citizens and Senior Citizens Police Academies
  • Citizens Appreciation Nights
  • Physical Security
  • Conducting Security Surveys
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Gang Awareness
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Spring Break Alert: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Concerns
  • Neighborhood Block Watches

The following law enforcement agencies were represented:

  • Cranford Police Department
  • Edison Police Department
  • Hackensack Police Department
  • Linden Police Department
  • Montclair State University Police Department\
  • Newark Police Department
  • Plainfield Police Department
  • Randolph Police Department
  • Ridgefield Police Department
  • Scotch Plains Police Department
  • Summit Police Department

I was privileged to present 2 sessions, Technology Concerns for Crime Prevention Practitioners and Transforming Our Schools: Principles of Crisis Management. Attendees responded by sharing their personal experiences which added to the effectiveness of the training.

The group was encouraged to develop a rapport with the schools, corporations and citizenry in their jurisdictions to understand the pulse of their community. They are to be commended for advancing their knowledge of crime prevention and community policing principles.


USDOJ—Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Click here to visit site—Bullying Prevention (pdf) Click here to visit site—School & Youth Violence Prevention (pdf) Click here to visit site—Homepage Click here to visit site
Community Policing Blogs Click here to visit site
MySpace and Internet Security Concerns for Educators and Law Enforcement Click here to visit site
Community: The Hope of America Click here to visit site

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