The Basic Course for Police Officers consists of training mandated by the Police Training Commission. This includes physical fitness, firearms training, and other practical exercises. The Academy also conducts simmunitions training, boxing, water rescue, CPR and AED. Applicants must be sworn, full time employees of a municipal, county, state institution, or qualified Alternate Route Candidates and conform to all standards prescribed by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. Periodic drug screening of all trainees is conducted during this course. This residential program has been extremely well received; providing meals and lodging, issue laptops, and a computer lab for recruit access.