FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

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

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor


  • Conservative casual business attire
  • Regular department uniform
  • Sport jacket, trousers
  • All shirts must have collars
  • Civilian ties and/or suits are optional


  • Conservative casual business attire
  • Regular department uniform
  • Casual suit
  • Skirt, blouse and/or sweater
  • Pants, slacks, blouse and/or sweater

Exceptions and adjustments to the standard dress code:

  • Dress may be modified at the request of the instructors
  • Trainees in the Basic Course training
  • Persons attending physical courses such as firearms, side-handle baton, defensive tactics, etc.
  • Other classes/courses as determined by the Director of the Police Academy

Prohibited full-time attire:

  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Sweats/workout clothing
  • Sneakers, sandals, moccasins, flip-flops
  • Shirts without collars
  • Any clothing displaying advertising, cartoons, slogans or humor
  • Any sexually provocative or otherwise inappropriate attire

Any person(s) not complying with the dress code(s) will be refused admittance to a class/course.


  • Firearms may be worn.



  • All accidents or injuries occurring on Academy grounds must be reported immediately to the attending instructor and to the administrative office.
  • An incident form must then be completed.

Cell Phones

  • The use of cell phones during course instruction is prohibited.
  • Phones and beepers may only be used during class breaks.

Classroom Demeanor

  • Students are expected to treat instructors with courtesy and respect.


  • Food and beverage are not allowed in the classrooms.

Food Service

  • Vending and coffee machines are located within the 1st floor cafeteria.
  • Academy lunchroom tables are available for use unless occupied by recruits.


  • In-Service students are expected to set an example for the Basic Academy recruits by refraining from using profane, loud or offensive language.
  • Students are not permitted to interact with any recruit while on Academy property. 


  • Reserved parking spaces are for Chiefs, instructors and administrative personnel only.
  • Students should park in spaces designated by yellow lines.


  • Smoking is not permitted inside the Academy. 

Telephone Messages

  • No phone messages will be delivered during class except in emergent situations.