Police cadets in New Jersey were booted from the academy after several members of the fall class were caught partaking in celebratory drinking in the barracks.
The cadets were set to graduate and be placed in agencies throughout the state.
Of the sixty-six recruits at the Cape May County Police Academy, attrition rates have resulted in the voluntary withdrawal of three cadets, two dismissed for failing physical fitness tests and four others sent packing for violating the academy’s rule and regulations.
CMCPA has strict policies concerning drinking in the barracks, were students hired on by several area agencies come to stay during their tenure of training. Local agency recruits are reportedly required to stay in the barracks.
According to NJ.com, Cape May County counsel member Jeffery Lindsay acknowledged an incident had taken place but would not comment further.
Many students who attend police academies are agency-sponsored, costing local LE agencies out of their own budgets to train new officers. Between academy blunders and officers often abusing the system to get training and go to more desirable posts, there has been a decline in LE academy sponsorships across the country in recent years.
“Any discipline for the other recruits who were involved in the incident would be handled internally by their sending agencies, Lindsay told NJ.com.
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