Voorhees Police announce third Citizen’s Police Academy

The department is accepting applications through Feb. 9.

The Voorhees Police Department is excited to announce its third Citizen’s Police Academy, which will begin on Thursday, March 8. Students will meet on most Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., concluding with a graduation ceremony on May 17. The training will take place at police headquarters and several off-site locations. This course will offer our residents an inside exclusive look at the training and behind-the-scenes activities that make the Voorhees Police Department function in a professional, effective and efficient manner on a daily basis.

“This is yet another program that we feel will expand our community-based efforts. It will continue to keep open lines of communication and create a better understanding for the community about police officer operations, specifically here in Voorhees,” said Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi.

The course will cover: firearms simulator training, crime scene investigation, mock crime scene, a tour of police headquarters, patrol, investigations bureaus, K-9 unit demonstrations, police use of force, police stress, Central Communications Center (911) tour, traffic unit, mock car stops, internal Affairs, body worn cameras, public information officer, Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team (SWAT)
community affairs, school safety and domestic violence.

This course will host approximately 30 Voorhees residents who are 18 years old and older. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background examination including warrant, NCIC, driver’s license checks and NJ and Interstate Criminal History checks. Those who are accepted will be notified via email. Selected applicants will also need to complete a waiver of liability form.

To apply to the Voorhees Police Citizen Academy, visit the VTPD website at: bit.ly/2rl7Zi9.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 9 by 5 p.m.