Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer answers your ‘Ask The Chief’ questions: How do I join the LPD, or LFA?

The following is an ‘Ask The Chief’ question submitted to TLS, and the Chief’s response. Email your questions for the Chief to [email protected].



Thank you for your service for the community.

I wanted to know as being an Orthodox Jew; and would like to give back to the community, how would I be able to either become a police officer or become part of Lakewood First Aid?

Thank you again for everything.

Wishing you much success

The Chief’s Response:


Thanks for writing in hope this helps:

To be a police officer you must pass a NJ civil service test and be between the ages of 18-35, US citizen, High school diploma, no criminal record and be able to pass a rigorous background, physical and a 21 week police academy class.

To be a volunteer first aid squad member you need to know basic first aid, cpr , emt and other classes which I am sure Chief VanDeZIlver or Captain Swartzblatt can tell you.

Good luck.


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  1. The US armed forces is a great way to serve, but not as practical as volunteering for the local EMS/PD.

    It generally requires being away for months at a time, as opposed to being local and continuing to run your business/stay in school, and coming home every night.

  2. There are many good organizations in town you can volunteer for and always looking for more male/female volunteers/help.

    Just to name a few

    Bikur cholim
    Chai lifeline
    Tomchei shabbos

    Respond in comments if you need any contact number information to these wonderful organizations

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