The Toms River Township Police Department Public Safety Cadet Unit is part of the national Public Safety Cadet Program. The Cadet program’s mission is to mentor young adults to serve their communities by providing knowledge, skills and practical experiences through education and training delivered by public safety professionals that build character, physical fitness and respect for the rule of law.

Cadets participate in bi-weekly law enforcement training, and volunteer at various Township events. Cadets are eligible to participate in ride-alongs with sworn Toms River Police Officers.

Cadets must be between the ages of 14 and 21. All Cadets must maintain a ā€œCā€ average or better in all school work through 12th grade.

The Public Safety Cadet Unit is led by a group of unit mentors, who are full-time sworn officers and police dispatchers. The Cadet Unit is supervised by Lead Mentor Officer Bridgette Badalis. The program is overseen by Sgt. Brian Dugan.

For questions about the program, contact Officer Bridgette Badalis by email, or by phone at 732-349-0150 ext 1453.

The Public Safety Cadet Application is available online by clicking here.
*Fill the application out online and email the saved PDF to us at

Applications can also be picked up at 255 Oak Ave, Toms River.