Animal Control Officer

Animal control officers enforce animal licensing laws and regulations. Animal control officers are generally employed by a county or the federal government and require handling all kinds of animals from pets to wildlife. This is your opportunity to begin a career as a paid municipal officer or as a volunteer working with animals as a part of a rescue group, shelter, or other animal welfare organization. Topics include:

  • Capturing and impounding dangerous or stray animals
  • Investigating cases of animal cruelty
  • Enforcing licensing laws and other state, county, and city laws and regulations of that are applicable to the animal control program
  • Providing expert testimony in court cases
  • Rescuing trapped animals

Time to Complete: 2-3 months (50 classroom hours)
Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent
Cost: $929

Security Officer

As of January 8, 2009, anyone hired by New Jersey licensed Security Agent must comply with SORA, Active law enforcement officers working in an off-duty security capacity for a licensed Security Agency must obtain a Security Officer Certification. If your goal is to work in a security field, you should and must get certified. This course is only 24 hours. All students are subject to a background check. This course offers additional fees not reflected in the tuition. A fee of $75 to the State Police, and $70.25 for fingerprinting is not included. This should be done before the class starts. For more information, please visit www.njsp.org

Time to Complete: 2-3 months (24 classroom hours)
Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent
Cost: $100

Contact us with questions about our Public Safety Programs: ykil1@bergen.edu