How would you like to join Toms River's finest next summer?

The police department is accepting applications until December 8 for class one special police officers to help patrol the township's barrier island.

Accepted applicants attend 80-hours of police academy training that includes classes on criminal law, report writing, motor vehicle law, use of force, responsibility to the community, CPR, first aid, handcuffing, baton and self-defense techniques.

Toms River Police Class 1 Special Police Officers along with Mayor Tom Kelaher and Police Chief Mitch Little. (Toms River Police Department)

Afterwards the Class One Special Police Officers will be able to issue summonses for motor vehicle violations, local ordinance violations, petty disorderly persons violations and disorderly persons violations.

These officers do not carry a firearm.

Toms River's seasonal part-time Class 1 Program officers' primary duty is high visibility bike patrol during the summer months on Toms River's barrier island.

Those applying must return the forms to the Human Resources Department at Toms River Town Hall on Washington Avenue by 4:30 p.m. on December 8.

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