Training Academy

Required Training

Newly hired police officers must successfully complete the 26-week New York State Basic Police Officers Basic Training Academy (based upon current New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Bureau of Municipal Police Training Council guidelines).

The department also requires successful completion of a minimum 14-week field training officer program. The candidate must also successfully complete an 18-month probationary period. Once all these conditions have been met, the police officer will be appointed as a permanent, full-time police officer.