The Training Unit's purpose is to develop, implement, and track all of the department’s training programs, to include field training, mandatory in-service training, roll call training, continuing education training, etc. This unit is also responsible for assigning members of this department to attend educational courses offered by outside entities. Upcoming courses being hosted by Burlington Twp. Police Dept. can be found here.
The Firearms Unit is comprised of 1 Lieutenant and 4 Patrol Officers. The members of the unit are all certified Firearms Instructors for Handguns, Shotguns and Patrol Rifles. The unit is tasked with training and qualifying all members of the department biannually in each of the weapons. Two members of the Firearms Unit are also the department armorers. They are responsible for maintenance and repairs on the department issued weapons.
Accreditation - Sergeant Ryan Kimble #87
Sgt. Ryan Kimble has been a member of the Burlington Township Police Department since 2007. He graduated from Holy Cross High School. After graduating, Sgt. Kimble attended Burlington County College where he earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduating BCC, Sgt. Kimble attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Economics.
Sgt. Kimble joined the Burlington Township Police Department upon graduating from Burlington County Police Academy in 2007. Sgt. Kimble was assigned to the Patrol Bureau from 2007 to 2014. During that time, he was a member of the Traffic Safety Unit, Bicycle Patrol Unit, and the Adopt a Cop Program. From 2014-2019, Sgt. Kimble was assigned to the Accreditation Unit helping to craft policies and procedures. During that time, Sgt. Kimble also became a Field Training Officer and was part of the BTPD Training Committee. In 2015, Sgt. Kimble was awarded Officer of the Year. In 2020, Sgt. Kimble was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He served 3 years as a Patrol Supervisor where he was also in charge of the Bicycle Patrol Unit. In December 2022, Sgt. Kimble was assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau in charge of Accreditation.
In his off time, Sgt. Kimble likes to explore New England with his wife, visit used book stores, and search the bins at record shops. At home he enjoys spending time with his bulldog and most recent addition, a rescue mixed breed. Ryan looks forward to attending concerts again – one of his favorite activities sorely missed last year! He loves Pearl Jam and has seen them close to 50 times.
CALEA, or The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., is a National credentialing authority, based in the United States, whose primary mission is to accredit public safety agencies, namely law enforcement agencies, training academies, communications centers, and campus public safety agencies. The CALEA Accreditation process focuses on standards that provide best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures for the Burlington Township Police Department. The program provides a framework for addressing high risk issues within a contemporary environment, and ensures officers are prepared to meet basic community service expectations and prepared to manage critical events.
The Burlington Township Police Department received its initial accreditation on March 25, 2000. Since then, it has been reaccredited 7 times (every 3 years). During the reaccreditation process, a team of law enforcement professionals perform an on-site inspection and evaluation of the agency. The Burlington Township Police Department is 1 of only 22 CALEA accredited agencies in the State of New Jersey, and 1 of just 8 Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies.
For questions related to the department's Accreditation, please contact Sgt. Kimble via phone at 609-386-2019.