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Law Enforcement & Public Safety
Manalapan High School

For additional information, contact Michelle Lilley,
732-792-7200 x5016 or

Read the LEPS Fall 2018 Newsletter

Law Enforcement and Public Safety is a highly focused four-year program for students with specific interests in law enforcement, firefighting, homeland security, and first response. The program of study includes law enforcement, physical training, and forensic science. In addition, students will receive training toward certification in various public safety areas, such as Red Cross First Aid and CPR, Hazmat, Incident Command, CBRNE, and FEMA specialized certifications. Skills and an expanded knowledge of the field is achieved through active participation in volunteer programs and a senior externship (SLE-structured learning experience). Students have externed at the following organizations:

  • Monmouth County Communications Building

  • Fire departments of Asbury Park, Long Branch

  • CentraState Hospital

  • Police departments of Manalapan, Howell

  • Freehold Township Building Inspection Office, Fire Inspection

  • Howell EMT/First Aid

  • Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

  • Monmouth County Courthouse

After graduating the LEPS Magnet Program, students go on to post-secondary training and  colleges such as Rutgers, US Coast Guard Academy, TCNJ, John Jay College, US Merchant Marine Academy, George Washington University, Rider, Temple, Virginia Tech, and many others.  Many decide to enlist in the various branches of the US Military as well.

Our alumni are employed at many prestigious organizations in the law enforcement and public safety fields:

  • Police departments of Houston (TX), Monmouth Beach, Freehold Township, Bradley Beach

  • Jersey City Fire Department

  • FEMA

  • Middlesex County Community College Dispatcher

  • Full Time EMT, South Jersey

  • Freehold Building Inspection Office, Fire Inspection

  • Monmouth County Communications--First Responders

  • Marlboro Township Dispatchers


Our graduates have also been recognized for their life-saving efforts, most recently at the Middlesex County Fair and in Freehold Township.