Monmouth County Police Academy Dress Code

Standard dress code for all persons attending classes/courses (including college and university courses).


  • Conservative casual business attire.
  • Or regular department uniform.
  • Or sport jacket, trousers.
  • All shirts must have collars.
  • Civilian ties and/or suits are optional.
  • Socks must be worn at all times.


  • Conservative casual business attire.
  • Casual suit.
  • Or skirt, blouse and/or sweater.
  • Or pants, slacks, blouse and/or sweater.
  • Or regular department uniform.
  • Suits and skirt lengths must be “business-length.”

Exceptions and adjustments to the standard dress code:

  • Trainees in Basic Course training.
  • Persons attending physical courses such as firearms, side-handle baton, defensive tactics, photography, etc.
  • MCSO Citizens’ Police Academy.
  • Sheriff’s Youth Week.
  • Others classes/courses as determined by the Director.

Prohibited full-time attire:

  • Jeans.
  • Shorts.
  • Sweat or workout clothing.
  • Sneakers, sandals, moccasins.
  • Shirts without collars.
  • Any clothing displaying advertising, cartoons, slogans or humor.
  • Any sexually-provocative or otherwise inappropriate attire.

Any person(s) not complying with the dress code(s) will be refused admittance to a class/course.

By order of the Academy Director
(revised 1/5/04)