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Gloucester County Police Academy Offers Alternate Route Basic Training Program for Civilians



Deptford Twp. – The Gloucester County Police Academy is now accepting applications for civilians interested in enrolling in an Alternate Route Basic Police Training course slated for March and August 2020. 

Applicants must be a New Jersey resident and have earned at least 60 college credits from a regionally-accredited school by December 2019, with a minimum 2.0 GPA at the time of application or have two years of full-time active military service. Candidates are required to pass a thorough selection process, which includes a physical fitness test, written exam, background check, oral interview, medical examination and psychological assessment prior to admission. Students satisfying the initial program requirements will be invited to an orientation session. College students, graduates, veterans, women and minorities meeting the program’s criteria are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is Sept. 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. 

Graduates of the 19-week Alternate Route Training program will be eligible to become New Jersey police officers provided they are employed full time within three years of graduation from the academy. 

To download an application for 2020 classes or for more information, visit or call (856) 415-2266.
There is a $40 non-refundable application fee. 

The Gloucester County Police Academy operates as an autonomous unit within Rowan College of South Jersey’s (RCSJ) Division of Law and Justice and is located on the RCSJ—Gloucester campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.  ​

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