On Saturday, Public Safety Cadet Units from the Toms River Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Beachwood Police Department gathered at the Ocean County Police Academy in Lakewood, for a joint-jurisdictional training event. 26 youth Cadets from neighboring towns were challenged to navigate through various simulated law enforcement scenarios. The cadets participated in high risk stops, burglary in progress, dealing with an emotionally disturbed person, and team building scenarios. We would like to thank Chief Little (TRPD), Sheriff Mastronardy (OCSD), Chief DeMarco (Beachwood), Chief DiBella (Lacey) for your commitment to our programs which made this event possible. What are Public Safety Cadets?
The Public Safety Cadet Program is part of the national Public Safety Cadets. It is a youth mentoring organization that is geared to providing knowledge, skills, and practical experiences to those interested in Law Enforcement. Cadets are eligible to participate in state and national competitions. Cadets also have various opportunities to earn community service hours. Cadets must be between the ages of 14-20 but must apply prior to their 18th birthday. To become a member of one of these groups please contact the agency representative for the town in which you reside. Toms River – [email protected] Beachwood- [email protected]. OCSD-(for residents of towns that do not have their own program)- Detective Farrell- [email protected]