BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA STATEMENT ON THE BERGEN COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
For Immediate Release:
January 4, 2024
In the course of the most recent police recruit class, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) was notified by the Police Training Commission (PTC) that they had received information regarding alleged rule violations occurring at the Bergen County Police Academy (Academy). The Academy is a unit of the County of Bergen’s Law and Public Safety Institute and operates as a partnership between the County of Bergen, the BCPO, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. The BCPO is responsible for all law enforcement training occurring at the Academy, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our police recruits receive the highest quality training.
We take all allegations of misconduct seriously, and we immediately began an investigation into those allegations. We have been working collaboratively with the PTC, the County of Bergen, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association to ensure that the Academy provides all police cadets with the highest standards of professional training possible, and we are committed to implementing all reforms recommended by the PTC. We are confident that in cooperation with the PTC, the Bergen County Police Academy will be authorized to continue police recruit training in the future.