Ocean County Police Academy
Welcome to the Ocean County Police Academy (OCPA) webpage. We believe this site will be helpful and informative about the happenings at OCPA. This site can be used to keep abreast of the events, training courses, announcements and general information about what is occurring and what we have planned here at the Ocean County Police Academy.
- To provide Ocean County Law Enforcement with high quality training and other assistance that elevates the professionalism of overall police service.
- To prepare police recruits mentally, physically, ethically and with a proficiency of skills to perform the police duties at a high level of competence.
- To maintain current knowledge of contemporary police issues, methods, concerns and technology for the purpose of presenting useful instruction on said subjects.
In all instruction, to police recruits and veteran police officers:
1. Build and reinforce a strong ethical foundation to ensure proper behavior throughout the police career.
2. Develop a high proficiency of skills essential for effective policing.
3. Emphasize alertness and preparation for actions as a means for personal safety.
Directions to Ocean County Police Academy Map
From Western New Jersey
195 East to Lakewood Exit (Route 9), travel 4-5 miles to make a left onto Route 88 East, take this approximately 1-2 miles to the Ocean County Park (on left), turn into park and follow signs to the Academy Complex.
From Northern New Jersey
Garden State Parkway south to Exit 91, after exit toll stay right and travel to fifth traffic light, turn right onto Route 88 West, travel approximately 2 miles to the Ocean County Park (on right), turn into park and follow signs to the Academy Complex.
From Southern New Jersey
Garden State Parkway North to Exit 90, off the exit ramp stay in right lane (Chambers Bridge Road) take first U-turn, at the second light make a left onto Route 88 West, travel approximately 2 miles to the Ocean County Park (on right), turn into park and follow signs to the Academy Complex.
Area Hotels: (in order of proximity to the Academy)
Ramada Inn & Versailles Restaurant *Government rates available Map
2373 Routes 9
Lakewood, NJ 08701 732-905-2626
Hilton Garden Inn ~ Lakewood *Government rates available Map
1885 Route 70 West
Lakewood, NJ 08701 732-262-5232
Holiday Inn ~ Toms River Map
290 State Highway 37 East
Toms River, NJ 08753 732-244-4000
Quality Inn ~ Toms River Map
State Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08753 732-341-2400
Contact our staff: William J. Dikun, Chief Police Instructor firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald LaStella, Chief Police Instructor email@example.com
John Tate, Chief Police Instructor firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorraine Mobus, Clerk email@example.com
Traci Dore Hutton, Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org