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Three Belmar Special Officers Graduate from Monmouth County Police Academy

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Three members of the Belmar Police Department were part of the latest graduating class of the Monmouth County Police Academy. Credits: Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
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A total of 88 Monmouth County Police Academy graduates receive their police training commission certifications during a recent ceremony at Brookdale Community College. Credits: Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
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FREEHOLD, NJ — Three special officers of the Belmar Police Department recently graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy.

Joseph DeFeo, Jeremy Jeffries and Tyler Redy were among 57 graduates of the 45th Basic Course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers. The course is a three-month program that consists of approximately 600 hours of training that gives these special officers full police powers while on duty.

DeFeo also served as the spokesperson for class II graduates during a ceremony held on May 23 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. During the event, the academy awarded a total of 88 police training commission certifications to law enforcement and corrections officers from throughout the state.

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In addition to the 57 class II graduates, there were 23 recruits that completed the 94th Basic Course for Police Officers and another eight that became certified from the 36th Basic Course for County Corrections Officers.

“By successfully completing this training, these fine men and women have demonstrated their commitment to law enforcement and corrections,” said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, whose office runs the police academy. “That is a great privilege, since there is no higher responsibility than maintaining public safety. I’m proud of their accomplishments and commend all for a job well done.”

The training included courses in patrol concepts, defensive driving, professional development, weaponry and unarmed defense, criminal investigation, ethics, emergency medical care and physical training, among a host of others.

Due to the influx of day-trippers and seasonal visitors to Belmar and Lake Como during the summer, the Belmar Police Department’s 18 full-time police officers are supported by a contingent of about 60 part-time special officers in addressing public safety and quality-of-life issues in both shore towns.

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