Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202


Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Effective immediately all in-service classes at the John H. Stamler Police Academy are cancelled until September 1, 2020. Please refer to this website for any future announcement related to this closure.

The Police Academy in Union County has been producing qualified law enforcement officers for municipal, county and state agencies since 1946.

Our twenty 2-week curriculum meets the strict requirements of the New Jersey Police Training Commission and utilizes the services of many experts in various areas of law enforcement to assure that Academy graduates have the desire, ability and judgment to serve the public and honor their oath of office.

We offer a training course designed for the newly appointed police officer in accordance with The Police Training Act (52:17B-66 et.seq.) and approved by the Police Training Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety and The State of New Jersey. Contents include subjects grouped into the broad categories of (a) Administration of Justice, (b) Patrol, (c) Human Behavior, (d) Physical Skills, (e) Investigations, and (f) Highway Safety and Electives.

We offer two sessions of the Basic Course for Police Officers each year. Contact the academy at 908-889-6112 for course information.