Public Safety Activities for the 2021-22 School Year  


    The Academy of Public Safety is a program designed to introduce Manasquan High School students to the field of emergency services. Students interested can prepare themselves for careers in law enforcement, fire service, or emergency medical technician. The curriculum is designed to challenge students with various law enforcement objectives, including field experience, speakers, and hands-on projects.  Projects include crime scene searches, identifying fingerprints, motor vehicle crash investigations, arson investigations, and many other analytical methods of investigation. Graduates can receive college credits for Introduction to Criminal Justice and Introduction to Criminology, and a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class 1 certification.


    Capt. Tim Clayton, RET                                       
    Retired Wall Township Police Captain                  
    Head of Security at Manasquan Schools     

    James Fagen
    B.S., Wagner College
    J.D., Seton Hall Law School
    M.A., American Military University
    Worked at the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
    Adjunct Professor at Brookdale Community College, Criminal Justice Dept.
    Certificates held in:

      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, An Introduction to Exercises
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Basic Workplace Security Awareness
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Active Shooter: What You Can Do
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Benefit-Cost Analysis Fundamentals
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, DHS Human Trafficking Awareness
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Introduction to Incident Command System
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Protecting Your Home or Small Business from Disaster
      • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Special Events Contingency Planning                        

    Click here to download the Public Safety Academy Application

    For students wishing to complete the Public Safety Academy, the following track is recommended:

    10th Grade
    Public Safety
    Criminal Investigation

    11th Grade- both courses are dual enrollment through Brookdale Community College
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Introduction to Criminology

    12th Grade
    Law Enforcement Careers

    SLEO Class 1 Certification (Student must be 18 years old at the time the course starts)


    Eastern StateTrainingCrime Scene

    DrivingBallisticsAcademy Tour