Mercer County Police Academy - State of New Jersey
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Basic Course for County Correction Officers

New Jersey Police Training Commission
Mandatory Basic Police Training.

Our curriculum meets the strict requirements of the New Jersey Police Training Commission. Our Basic Course for County Correction Officers (currently 13 weeks) is designed for the newly appointed correction officer and it is done in accordance with The Police Training Act (52:17B-66 et. seq.). The curriculum is approved by the Police Training Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety within the Division of Criminal Justice.

Upon the receipt of a request for an open position, a complete informational package will be sent out to the requesting agency. All PTC mandated forms would be due ten (10) days prior to the start of the class. Periodic drug screening of all trainees is conducted during the course. Positive urine tests will result in immediate dismissal. Sending agencies must supply their respective candidates with weapons and ammunition as required by the academy. All weapons and ammunition are subject to approval of the academy's range masters.

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Basic Course for County Correction Officer- Course Dates

Class BCCO #06-15
August 31, 2015 November 5, 2015
Graduation: November 6, 2015

Class BCCO #05-14
January 13 March 20, 2014
Graduation: March 21, 2014     . . . COMPLETED

Class BCCO #04-10
September 13 - November 19, 2010
Graduation: November 20, 2010     . . . COMPLETED

Class BCCO #03-09
September 14 - November 19, 2009
Graduation: November 20, 2009     . . . COMPLETED

Class BCCO #02-08
June 2, 2008 - August 7, 2008
Graduation: August 8, 2008     . . . COMPLETED

Class BCCO #01-08
March 3, 2008 - May 29, 2008
Graduation: May 30, 2008     . . . COMPLETED

$550.00 (out-of-county personnel)


  • Professional Development
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Human Relations in Corrections
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Aspects of Arrest, Search, Seizure and Evidence
  • Communications
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Weaponry and Unarmed Defensive Tactics
  • Correctional Security Concepts
  • Traffic and Motor Vehicle Law
  • Investigations
  • Physical Conditioning
  • County Agency Training

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