​​"Filling the playgrounds, athletic courts, and fields... not the prisons"

Montclair Police Athletic League, Inc.

The Junior Police Academy Program
open to Montclair youth in grades 6 - 8


The Montclair Police Department Explorers Program

open to Montclair youth in grades 9 - 12
The Montclair Police Department Citizens Police Program
open to adults age 21+  (
preference is given to Montclair Township employees and residents)

** This program offers no police certification **


​ These programs give youths and adults who are interested in law enforcement the opportunity to participate in structured training courses instructed by certified law enforcement officers from the Montclair Police Department, as well as officers from other agencies to learn all about the many different jobs within the Police Department.

​Participants will have fun learning in a safe environment similar to an actual police recruit training program, complete with some physical training and exercises with an emphasis on teamwork and responsibility.

Some topics of instruction include:

* History of policing in the United States and Montclair
* Law (Arrest, search, and seizure)
* Patrol Operations
* Investigative Operations
​​* Special Operations

For more information
Montclair Police Department’s Explorers & Junior Police Academy
Officer in charge ~ Montclair PD Community Service Unit

Officer Johnson
973-509-4775, Extension 4
email - a.johnson@montclairnjusa.org


Montclair Police Department’s Citizen's Police Program

Officer in charge ~ Montclair PD Community Service Unit
Officer Davis
email - tdavis@montclairnjusa.org