Law Enforcement Recruit Training

Police Recruit Basic Training

Since 1975, Monroe Community College, through its Public Safety Training Facility, in conjunction with the Monroe County Law Enforcement Council, has offered the New York State Basic Course for Police Officers to those men and women who have chosen Law Enforcement as a career. Our mission is to prepare Law Enforcement practitioners for exemplary service to their agencies and communities.

We offer a full-time course in Basic Police Training that is fully accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, which awards a New York State Basic Police Certificate upon completion.

Course requirements for completion of the basic recruit program are:

  • PLE 101 - Fundamentals of Policing
  • PLE 102 - Police Proficiencies and Procedures
  • PLE 103 - The Community and Policing: Serving Special Populations
  • PLE 104 or PLE 204 - Practicum in Policing

Total credits = 50 - 62

The Public Safety Training Facility will continue to seek new techniques and approaches to delivering this very challenging program. We continue to lead the state in training police officers in preparation for service to their communities.

Corrections Deputy Basic Training

This comprehensive educational experience will provide the participant with both the intellectual tools and physical skills utilized by the corrections professional. We provide recruit deputies/officers with exciting, meaningful courses which exceed established standards.

Predicated on the requirements of the New York State Commission of Corrections, this program has been expanded and modified to meet the needs of our local corrections agencies. Classes are taught by instructors with a demonstrated expertise in specific areas of specialization. Correctional command officer, deputies, local members of the legal profession, college professors, as well as EMS and fire personnel, all serve as instructional staff. This training program will have a direct bearing on a recruit's ability to perform his/her duties in a competent and professional manner.

Court Security Basic Training

This program provides participants with the intellectual and physical skills necessary to be successful in the Court Security Field. Predicated on the requirements of the New York State Office of Court Administration, this program has been expanded and modified to meet the needs of the local court administration. Classes are taught by experienced instructors from several disciplines that include Court Security Command staff, legal professionals, EMS and fire personnel. This training provides an exciting and meaningful program of study designed to give Court Security Personnel the necessary tools to perform their duties in a competent and professional manner.

Probation Training

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 expertise and on-the-job experience. All are certified by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services as general topic instructors.

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.

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