In September of 1996, the Public Safety Training Facility held its first Fundamentals
of Probation Practice course for those men and women who have chosen probation work
as a career. During this two-week, 70-hour course, students spend one week in class
at the PSTF, before going to their respective agencies and working for
two weeks. They then return to the PSTF for a final week of training and graduation.
The majority of the instructors for this course are probation officers from the
Monroe County Office of Probation, with varying fields of expertice and on-the-job
experience. All are certified by the Bureau for Municipal Police as general topics
This course is accredited by the New York State Division of Probation and Correctional
Alternatives, and those who successfully complete the program will receive a New
York State Basic Probation Officer Certificate.
The PSTF continues to be a pioneer in western New York for training those involved, not only in law enforcement, but all of public safety. We will continue to lead the way in preparing men and women to meet the challenges of working in the criminal justice field.
For more information, contact:Jim Hughes
Updated: February 21, 2000