About Law & Public Safety Institute

Public Safety

Dear Visitors, 

The Law & Public Safety Institute, which encompasses Fire, Police & EMS Academies, is one of the most successful and influential training institutions operating in the State of New Jersey and the nation today. The Institute enjoys the trust and respect of a wide spectrum of corporate, governmental and civic leaders, as well as the public safety community-at-large. Few other training centers can claim a more proficient public safety training capability.

At the Institute, public safety personnel, quasi-governmental, corporate and non-profit agencies train with expert, certified instructors in one of the most advanced, high-tech facilities in the United States, including the Life Safety Complex, the high tech newly installed 48 position outdoor Firing Range, the Confined Space Facility and Smoke Tower. Private corporations, public and non-profit organizations place their confidence in this facility because the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute is highly regarded and nationally recognized for its excellence in public safety education and training. 

Public safety training and education, a core Institute mission, complements and supports the interest of many prospective students, including emergency service personnel, municipal governments, corporate entities, governmental, and civic leaders along with members of the general public. The combination of achieving public safety training requirements and exceeding state and national mandates enables the Institute to set impressive benchmarks for our customers.

Identifying the one public safety training Institute that can most effectively serve as your safety education facility is often a difficult and time-consuming process for corporate and professional leaders. This web site is designed to help you with that decision. We invite you to tour our facility and see firsthand our exciting training environment nestled in the heart of the Ramapo Mountains. 

Thank you for your interest in the Law & Public Safety Institute: Fire, Police & EMS Academies. We hope to hear from you soon. 

Richard Blohm
Director of Law & Public Safety Institute

Contact Us

Richard Blohm

Director of Law and Public Safety Institute
Phone: 201-785-5702

Robert Peacock

Confidential Assistant to the Director

Law & Public Safety Institute

Phone: 201-785-5703

Maria Toscano

Administrative Assistant to the Director

Law & Public Safety Institute

Phone: 201-785-5704

Michael Tarantino

EMS Coordinator

EMS Training and Education Center

Phone: 201-343-3407

Bergen County Department of Public Safety
Division of Law & Public Safety Institute

281 Campgaw Road • Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: 201-785-5700

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm