John H. Stamler Police Academy

The Academy, under the authority of the Prosecutor in cooperation with the Union County Police Chief’s Association, services the Union County law enforcement community through its recruit and in service training programs. Two recruit classes are offered each year with first attendance preference being given to Union County municipal agencies. Numerous agencies outside Union County have taken advantage of this most modern of police training facilities in New Jersey through the enrollment and attendance of newly hired police officers.

The elective in service training program is available to law enforcement officers throughout New Jersey. A diverse curriculum is offered with topics ranging from “Fitness and Nutrition for Police Officers” to “Unarmed Self Defense Tactics.” Mandatory in service training requires the attendance of all law enforcement officers in Union County. Every officer within Union County is required to attend an eight hour course of instruction once a year. This training, which was developed by the Prosecutor and the Union County Police Chiefs’ Association, is designed to address those actions of a law enforcement officer which would be most helpful in improving job performance. Topics include domestic violence, report writing, use of force, courtroom testimony and vehicular pursuits.