The pre-employment Police Basic Training Certificate Program provides students with the opportunity to complete many aspects of basic police training before being appointed as a police officer in New York. Based on the approach already used in 36 states, New York now allows approved police academies to offer men and women interested in police careers the opportunity to complete much of the mandated academy work prior to being hired by a department. The Erie Community College/Central Police Services Academy is authorized to conduct the "Phase I" program and is now accepting applications.
The Police Basic Training Certificate Program is designed to equip students with the knowledge of criminal law, physical fitness, emergency vehicle operation, first aid, and a number of other relevant subjects. This program requires 30 credit hours prior to enrollment. This 30-hour requirement is waived for veterans. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive another 30 credit hours and will be eligible for hiring.
The certificate delves into the above topics and helps prepare individuals for their future employment with local police departments. Our mission is to enhance public safety in our community through programs that emphasize ethics, excellence, professionalism and current "best practices" in our field for entry level and veteran public safety professionals.
The Academy is full-time, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for 17 weeks. This concentrated program allows you to complete 30 credits in one extended semester.
Pre-employment Police Basic Training Certificate Cost Summary (approximate):
SUNY Erie Tuition: $5916.50
Uniforms & Equipment: 300.00 (*approximate)
Books and Supplies: 300.00
TOTAL: $ 6516.50*
*All above are approximate; however, grand total should be within 10% of amount shown.