Academy of Law & Public Safety

**The application for current 10th graders HERE

**NEW: The Academy of Law and Public Safety (ALPS) is accepting applications from current 8th grade students (in addition to current 10th grade students) this school year. The application will be available for current 8th graders after September 28, 2022. Contact if interested.

Information Sessions for current 10th Graders:

Mr. Joseph Diver, Principal

Mrs. Jenna Sauer, School Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist


255 West End Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740




ABR Grade Report:

Academy of Law and Public Safety(52)
Monmouth County Vocational School District(67)

Anti-Bullying Information:



NJDOE’s State School Climate Coordinator :


The Law Enforcement curriculum is designed to prepare high school students for careers in the fields of law and criminal justice. Students are challenged to achieve in integrated curriculum environment that is carried out by a team of math, science, English, history, physical education, and three law enforcement teachers.

Field experiences and work-based learning provide student experiences in various law enforcement settings throughout the county. Forensic science, anatomy, and statistics are taught through “hands-on” planned projects. Project studies include: identifying fingerprints, hair and fiber analysis, handwriting analysis, soil analysis, and blood spatter analysis.

Career Pathways


  • Occupational
  • Municipal / City police officer
  • County sheriff officer / Park ranger
  • County / State corrections officer
  • State trooper
  • Probation / Parole officer
  • Federal law enforcement officer
  • Private security

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Complete a traffic summons
  • Complete police reports
  • Complete a search warrant affidavit
  • Conduct proper traffic stops
  • Perform proper search & seizure procedures
  • Properly secure & and investigate a crime scene
  • Perform basic first aid procedures
  • Administer CPR/AED: American Heart Association
  • Perform proper radio communications
  • Properly diffuse an escalated incident
  • Recognize NJ criminal & traffic laws
  • Demonstrate proper public speaking skills

Important Qualities

Detail Oriented
Law enforcement officers must follow specific policies and procedures when carrying out their daily duties.

Interpersonal Skills
Law enforcement officers must work closely with co-workers, victims, and the community. Sometimes victims and suspects are highly stressed, and the law enforcement officer must be sensitive to their emotions, as well as de-escalating incidents.

Listening Skills
Law enforcement officers must have good listening skills. They need to follow orders and directions form superior officers. They need to listen to people and conduct tasks such as a crime scene investigation.

Organizational Skills
Law enforcement officers must have excellent organizational skills. They should have the paperwork in place for investigations and court.

ALPS Admissions Prerequisites for Incoming 11th Graders:

  • Algebra I/Geometry
  • Two years of History (World and US History 1)
  • At least one year of World Language
  • At least one year of Lab Science
  • Two years of English
  • Two years of Physical Education/Health

ALPS High School Credits Earned

Junior Year
Junior Year Law Enforcement 115 credits
English 115 credits
Math 115 credits
History 115 credits
Lab Science 115 credits
PE & Health 115 credits

TOTAL: 40 credits

Senior Year
Law Enforcement 215 credits
English 125 credits
Math 125 credits
History 125 credits
Lab Science 125 credits
PE & Health 125 credits

TOTAL: 20 credits

College Credits Earned

Farleigh Dickinson University:
CRIM 11013 credits
PADM 45603 credits
CRIM 11083 credits

TOTAL: 9 credits
^ Must fulfill dual enrollment requirements

Brookdale Community College*:
English Com: The Writing Process^3 credits
Statistics^4 credits
US History^6 credits
Anatomy ^4 credits

TOTAL: 17 credits

Continuing Education

  • Brookdale Community College
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • Monmouth University
  • Rutgers University
  • Montclair State University
  • Penn State University

Certificates Upon Graduation

  • First Aid/CPR/AED

Additional Information

Skills USA membership and competitions

Uniform Requirements: Black polo shirt or non-hooded sweatshirt, tan trousers, black belt, and black sneakers

Structured learning opportunities are available, pending instructor recommendation

Academy of Law & Public Safety School Report: