Academy of Law & Public Safety

Full Time


ALPS Admission Decisions Released: We will make every effort to notify applicants by the First Week of May. 

Dear MCVSD Community:

I hope this message finds all of you safe and healthy in these very difficult times. At the direction of the New Jersey Department of Education, Monmouth County Vocational School District was tasked with developing a remote learning preparedness plan. This plan was to be executed if it became necessary to close schools for health and safety reasons.

I want to commend the administrators and teaching staff who worked so diligently to create and then operationalize this plan in a matter of days. They took a public education model that had existed for well over 200 years, and re-cast into a functional virtual model. It was an impossible task yet it was accomplished thanks to their dedication. The remote instructional plan is being implemented; students are "attending" and advancing their learning online.

On Friday, March 13, after consultation with the Department of Education and Health Department, I took the precautionary step to close schools for the purpose of remote learning through Friday, March 27,2020. On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Murphy ordered that all public, parochial and private schools be closed until it is deemed safe for re-opening. Since this order supersedes my March 13 directive, all Monmouth County vocational schools will remain closed until further guidance from the Governor. In addition, in support of Governor Murphy's "stay-at-home" Executive Order No. 107, all MCVSD campus locations will be closed to non-essentialdistrict employees.

I want to take a moment to thank all of the students, parents, teachers, support staff and administrators for the level of cooperation, concern and resilience demonstrated over the past weeks. This situation is unprecedented, but by working together we will all get through it.

I encourage parents to continue to check our district website at for updates. Contact phone numbers are listed on our site for parents to contact staff to address any concerns.

Please know that I will continue to provide you with information as it becomes available to the district.

Sincerely, Timothy M. McCorkell, Superintendent

If you need assistance with MCVSD remote learning, please contact the Tech Group here, or leave a message on our support line 848-207-4044 , and someone will call you back as soon as able.

2020 Census Information


Mr. Joseph Diver, Principal

Mrs. Jenna Sauer, School Counselor


255 West End Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


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ABR Grade Report:

Academy of Law and Public Safety(52)
Monmouth County Vocational School District(64)


The Law Enforcement curriculum is designed to prepare high school students for careers in the field of 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. The complete program is two years in length, enrolling juniors and seniors in high school.

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

  • 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
  • Visual and Performing Arts Requirement

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