Welcome to the BridgewaterSHIELD Homepage. This is program has been designed by the Bridgewater Police Department (BPD) and the Township Administration to build and strengthen the ties between the BPD and the community that it protects and serves. BridgewaterSHIELD will be broken up into phases throughout the coming months and years and will continue to build upon its foundation. Our ultimate goal is to provide a revolutionary style of community policing that will be the envy of our neighbors and beyond.
Phase 1 of BridgewaterSHIELD encompasses three brand-new initiatives sponsored by the BPD and the Administration. Programs are limited to Bridgewater residents only and space is limited so sign up today!
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
The Citizens Police Academy will begin it’s third class in April of 2024.
Any resident wishing to apply should complete an application and return it to the Bridgewater Police Department by Friday, March 29, 2024.
10-Week Course open to residents 21+ and older
Class will give participants inside understanding at BPD structure, organization, and operations
Participants will learn roles and responsibilities of different BPD bureaus, including patrol, traffic, investigations, etc.
Will include a use of force seminar followed by specialized firearms simulation training
Graduates will be CPR & AED certified
VR TRAINER PUBLIC AVAILABILITY
Participants invited to utilize modern virtual use-of-force simulator
Briefing on use of force procedures by BPD expert precedes individual training opportunity
Participants can experience stressful, complex situational training undertaken by BPD officers regularly
The next VR Trainer Session will be held on March 29, 2023 at the Municipal Complex.
Click the sign up link below!
COFFEE WITH THE COMMAND STAFF
Chief Mitzak, Captain Tennant and Captain Savare to appear at local diners, coffee shops and small restaurants
BWT residents welcome to come, ask questions in an informal setting, hear about BPD operations or just get to know the command team
MARCH 16, 2023
9:00AM to 11:00AM
568 UNION AVENUE, SUITE B
BRIDGEWATER, NJ 08807