Posted Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

More than 100 students from 18 colleges and universities graduated Dec. 13 from a 10-week Law Enforcement Career Development course designed to broaden their perspectives and understanding of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

The course, which was offered at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany,

was created in 2010,

Students Graduate From Law Enforcement Career Development Course
Course graduates with their instructors
 and Morris Freeholders

and it is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

It is a cooperative venture of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county’s Department of Law and Public Safety and the New Jersey Community Affairs Officers Association in partnership with colleges, universities and law enforcement groups throughout New Jersey.

The 103 students got a closer look at law enforcement by being exposed to practical scenarios and hands-on instruction to help them determine if that is an appropriate career path for them.

The Law Enforcement Career Development course covered topics ranging from domestic violence, mock crime scenes and defensive tactics to dressing for success, health and wellness and preparing for the written and psychological exams.