Recruit Training Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Policing
This course examines the operations of the criminal justice system with special emphasis on the role and responsibilities of police officers. Focuses on the legal basis for law enforcement operations starting with the United States Constitution and specifically, exploring the NYS Penal Law, Civil Procedure Law, Vehicle and Traffic and Juvenile Procedures. Routine patrol responsibilities are also explained. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

The Community & Policing
This course is designed to give each officer insight into the cultural diversity and special needs of the community he/she will serve. Special emphasis is placed on ethical issues, stress and community resources and services. The course will also teach the officer how to effectively and compassionately deal with child abuse cases and those involving the non-hearing, as well as how to become a crime prevention resource. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

Police Proficiencies/Procedure
This course focuses on the proficiencies and procedures applied through critical thinking techniques and hands-on development. Analytical, investigative and physical skills are developed. Application of the scientific method in criminal and traffic investigation is developed. Application of the use of force continuum will be explained, demonstrated, practiced, and assessed. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency

Practicum in Policing FT
This 16-week course places the recruit officer/deputy into an application laboratory experience in which his/her degree of direct involvement accelerates with experience. He/she applies the principles, theories, and techniques taught in the academy stage, the Practice operating demands of the street. The officer/deputy is under the close and continuous supervision of a specially trained assessment professional. Successful completion of the course leads to certification as a Police Officer by the NYS Bureau for Municipal Police. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

Practicum in Policing PT
This one-week course is designed to place part-time police recruits into an application laboratory experience where he/she applies the basic principles, theories, and techniques taught in the training academy. The recruit officer/deputy is under close supervision of an assessment professional. Successful completion of this course leads to certification as a Police Officer by the NYS Bureau for Municipal Police. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

Corrections Officer Basic Training
This 20-week course examines the operations of the criminal justice system with general emphasis on the role and resonsibility of a corrections officer. The course is designed to prepare a student for a career in the corrections field. It is a knowledge and skills based program. The course focuses on the legal basis for the corrections system, starting with a review of the US constitution, exploring the NYS Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws. It also covers those personal and professional skills necesssary to each successful corrections officer. Must be sworn peace officer employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

Peace Officer FT Basic (Short)
This 35-hour course meets the minimum standards mandated by the Bureau for Municipal Police. NOTE: This course does not include the 47 hours of firearms training mandated for those officers hired after 11/1/91, and who are exempt from the licensing regulations of section 400.00 of the NYS Penal Law regardless of whether or not the employer authorizes the officer to carry a weapon during the performance of his/her duties.