Community Training.


Community Training

D.D.C. 8 – Defensive Driving Course

The department has three officers certified by the New Jersey Safety Council to instruct an eight hour course in Defensive driving. The course includes reviewing some rules of the road that they have learned before and some that are not known. The instructors also give tips for foul weather driving and other driving hazards. People that complete this course will receive at least a 5 % discount and can get 2 points off of your record.  For more information contact .

R.A.D. – Rape Aggression Defense Course

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

The department has officers certified to instruct.this course designed for women. Contact Sergeant Jesse Traynor  for more info or to schedule a class

Community First Aid & C.P.R.

The Department has One Officer certified by the Red Cross to instruct basic first aid and C.P.R. (cardio-pulmanary-resuscitation). Upon successful completion of this class , participants will be able to perform Adult,Child and infant C.P.R. and assist someone in a medical emergency until help arrives. Contact Maria Trindade

C.E.R.T. – Community Emergency Response Team

Each year communities across New Jersey fall victim to some disaster. Emergency events may be in the form of severe storms, tornadoes, blizzards, floods or “man made” disasters. The damage caused by disasters affects all elements of society and government.Catastrophic events severely restrict and often overwhelm emergency response resources, communications, transportation and utilities. In addition, they leave many individuals and neighborhoods cut off from outside support. When we hear about this or see it on the news, it always seems to be happening to someone else but;

What If This Happened to You?

Drew University Department of Public Safety sponsors the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course that involves 20 hours of basic training.  This training is open free of charge to the Drew community.

The CERT program educates faculty, staff and students about disaster preparedness for hazards that could impact our area and trains them in basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, and team organization. Using the training learned in the classroom and exercises, CERT members, upon activation, can assist Police, Fire, and EMS personnel in the Drew community following an event when professional response is not immediately available to help.

The Department of Public Safety has several officers, trained and certified by OEM and State Police professionals to instruct this course.  Additionally, local police, fire, and emergency management resources are brought in to help teach the class.  This is a great experience with real-life educational application!

For more information or to sign up for the next class contact Sergeant Jesse Traynor at 973-408-3379, or by e-mail at