Training Opportunities

Emergency Management Training Opportunities
Emergency management training classes are available through State and County sources for persons involved in emergency management or other essential services. A list of current training opportunities is available through the municipal emergency management coordinator. All applications must be approved by the County and State offices of emergency management. 

For a current list of NJOEM training course offerings click here. 

Independent (or home) study classes are available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These classes are appropriate for individuals, families and those involved in the emergency services. 

To learn more about these training opportunities click on this link. 


Auxiliary Police Training 

The New Jersey Emergency Management Law (Title 58, Appendix A:9-33.1) provides for the creation of auxiliary police to augment the forces of the regular police in the event of emergencies. 24 of the 70 municipalities in Bergen County have established auxiliary police organizations. 

Auxiliary police is a volunteer program that is organized by emergency management and operated by the municipal police department. Auxiliary police officers (who are not paid) are under the direction of the police chief when performing their duties in an emergency or while they are training. 

The Bergen County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute holds an annual training class at the academy for these volunteers. Their course of instruction includes:

  • Auxiliary police powers and emergency management
  • Human relations
  • Patrol functions
  • Use of force & tactical awareness
  • Arrest, search & seizure, courts & evidence
  • Radiological emergencies
  • Hazardous material awareness
  • First aid & CPR

To find out if your municipality has an auxiliary police organization, please contact your municipal OEM coordinator.

Contact Us

Captain Matthew J. Tiedemann, CEM, CPM

County Coordinator

Lindsay Agar

Executive Assistant

 Bergen County Department of Public Safety

Division of Emergency Management

285 Campgaw Road • Mahwah, NJ 07430

(201) 785-5757

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (excluding County holidays)