The Washington Township Police Department is recognized in the law enforcement community as having one of the most progressive training programs in the State of New Jersey. Police officers are scheduled for training classes throughout the entire country. Our in-service training program far exceeds the requirements that are mandated. In service training includes but is not limited to firearms proficiency and tactics, law enforcement ethics, first aid and CPR, response to active shooter, emergency vehicle operations, criminal law, criminal investigations, defensive tactics, and much more.
Many of our officers have elected to undergo specialized training to become In-Service and Police Academy instructors, SWAT team operators, K-9 handlers, Motorcycle patrol officers, Serious Crash investigators, School Resource Officers, and Narcotic / CDS Investigations.
It is a top priority of this department to ensure that out officers are as prepared as possible to meet the challenges that law enforcement officers face today. Our Training Unit is supervised by Sergeant Joseph Russo.