Autism Awareness Program

OVERVIEW:

The Mount Laurel Police Department is now offering Autism Awareness Identification stickers. Residents can display a Mount Laurel Police Department Autism Awareness sticker on their car or home to alert responding officers and emergency personnel that an Autistic person may be present. Research shows that persons with autism and other developmental disabilities are more likely to encounter law enforcement than the general population. The actions or reactions by people with autism can be misinterpreted by first responders.

The badge will represent the complexity of the Autism spectrum and our dedication to providing advanced support to the Autism community. Our officers have already been trained in basic Autism Awareness and this badge will only help responding officers quickly identify signs and symptoms. Please help us to better serve our community.

Contact the Mount Laurel Police Department Community Relations Bureau to receive your Autism Awareness Identification Sticker.

COMMUNITY POLICE PROGRAMS

7-Eleven Operation Chill

COFFEE WITH A COP (PICS ONLINE)

A program offered to break down the barriers between the police officers and citizens we serve. This +allows interaction with no agenda or purpose. We want to build a strong relationship with the community.

CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY

Mount Laurel Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy
The goal of the academy is to provide a learning environment for our residents so they can gain a better understanding of our agency. The police department would like to foster a transparent environment through hands-on learning and observation. Participants will learn from experienced officers and detectives as they familiarize themselves with patrol operations, community oriented policing, K-9 functions, motor vehicle laws and prosecution. They will also have the opportunity to experience a ride along and utilize a firearms simulator.
The citizen’s academy is designed to educate the participants on the structure, activities and daily functions of the police department. The Mount Laurel Police Department would like to create more informed citizens and open the lines of communication between civilians and officers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

All participants must be at least 21 years of age, be in good standing in the community, and a resident or business owner in Mount Laurel Township. Applicants must submit an application and undergo a background investigation.
If you would like an application or have any questions please email Patrolman Gardner [email protected]

Mount Laurel Police Department

100 Mt. Laurel Road
Mt. Laurel Township, NJ 08054

Police Dispatch: 856-234-8300
Police Administrative Offices: 856-234-1414
Police Records: 856-722-7567
Confidential Tip Line 856-234-1414 x 1599

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