On February 14, 2023 Georgian Court University hosted the Ocean County Police Academy’s 113th Basic Police Recruit Class commencement ceremony. From the 38 graduating officers we would like to officially welcome Officers Christopher Johnson, Jose Rivera, and Richard Uriarte to the Lakewood Police Department. 


These officers completed 24 weeks of training certified by the State of New Jersey’s Police Training Commission, which included but was not limited to; physical fitness, firearms, defensive tactics, domestic violence response,  Hazmat response, and emergency vehicle operations. 


Officers Johnson, Rivera, and Uriarte will now take part in our field training officer (FTO) program where upon successful completion they will be assigned to the departments motorized patrol division. Congratulations to our new officers and we wish you the best as you begin to serve the community of Lakewood.