Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bergen County Police Academy Crime Prevention Certification

On December 1, 2008, law enforcement personnel from throughout Bergen and Essex County, New Jersey gathered for a Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute program at the Bergen County Jail Auditorium in Hackensack, 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 Lt. Patrick Fay of the Hackensack Police Department.

The five day course will include sessions on

  • The History of Crime Prevention
  • Issues of Corruption in Contemporary Society
  • Leadership Principles
  • Crisis Management
  • School Violence Prevention
  • Community Policing
  • 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
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Concerns
  • Neighborhood Block Watches
  • Virginia Tech Tragedy Lessons Learned

The following agencies were represented:

  • Bergen County Sheriff's Office
  • Carlstadt Police Department
  • Englewood Police Department
  • Fairlawn Police Department
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Safety Department
  • Garfield Police Department
  • Hackensack Police Department
  • Little Ferry Police Department
  • Maplewood Police Department
  • Teaneck Police Department
  • Tenafly Police Department

I was privileged to present Reawakening the Heart of America through Leadership, Vigilance and Collaboration based on my recent address at the National Conference on Ethics in America at the United States Military Academy. Attendees responded by sharing their personal experiences which added to the effectiveness of the training. After my presentation, copies of Listen To Their Cries were signed.

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.


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