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Police Academy Alternate Route Program

Alternate Route Information

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The Alternate Route Program Physical Fitness Test and Interviews are postponed until further notice. Please continue to check this website for updates.


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Contact Us


Lt. Juan Arroyave

Commanding Officer

Phone: 201-226-5611

Sgt. Damian Pope

Officer in Charge-Recruit Training

Phone: 201-226-5812

Sgt. Chris Fernicola

In-Service Training

Phone: 201-226-5768  

Ofc. Alex Herrera

Senior Recuit Training Advisor

Phone: 201-226-5873

Ofc. Daniel Solares

Recruit Training Advisor

Phone: 201-226-5872

Ofc. Dave Affinito

Recruit Training Advisor

Phone: 201-226-5824

Sgt. James Fessano

Range Master

Phone: 201-226-5861

Sgt. Robert Sloma

Range Master

Phone: 201-226-5862

Chief Robert Peacock (Ret.)

ALT Route Advisor

Phone: 201-785-5703


Ms. Lynn St. Thomas

In-Service Police Secretary

Phone: 201-226-5825

 Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute

281 Campgaw Road • Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: 201-785-5700

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