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New York State Division of State Police

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The New York State Division of State Police is responsible for rendering police services to all the people of New York State. There are approximately 4,000 men and women working throughout 11 Troop areas. With the exception of Troop NYC, Troop T (Thruway Troop), and Troop L (Long Island), each Troop is specifically responsible for policing approximately eight to 10 counties. In 1935, a Detective Force was created to be responsible for the investigation of all major crimes; this unit is now known as the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Training programs date back to the inception of the Division in 1917. In May 1970, the State Police Academy opened on the State Campus in Albany. This was the first time that the Division had a facility of its own devoted exclusively to its training requirements. In addition to the Basic Recruit Program, the Academy conducts in‑service courses for State Police officers and representatives from other law enforcement agencies. The aim is to enable officers to keep abreast of the ever-changing field of law enforcement while simultaneously upgrading their skills in such areas as police administration and criminal investigation.

Source of official student records: Director of Training, State Police Academy, State Campus - Building 24, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12226.


Titles of all evaluated learning experiences

BASIC RECRUIT PROGRAM - ACTIVE COURSES

Accident Investigation
Basic Radar Operator
Collision Investigation
Consolidated Laws and Procedures
Crime Scene Management
Criminal Investigations
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure Law
Critical Incident
Defensive Tactics/Physical Training
Domestic Violence
DWI Enforcement/Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)
Field Training
First Responder
Mental Health Issues
Penal Law
Selected Laws
Selected Laws and Procedures
Speed Enforcement
Vehicle and Traffic Law

BASIC RECRUIT PROGRAM - RETIRED COURSES

Communicative Skills
Community Relations for Police
Constitutional Law
Criminal Investigations (first entry)
Criminal Investigations (second entry)
Emergency Services School
First Responder - Emergency Medical Care
Introduction to Law Enforcement and Government (also called Introduction to Law Enforcement and Government I and II) (first entry)
Introduction to Law Enforcement and Government (second entry)
Physical Evidence
Physical Training
Public and Human Relations
Vehicle and Traffic Law

IN-SERVICE COURSES

In-Service Training for Noncommissioned Officers
Criminal Investigations II
Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor School
Hostage Negotiation Specialist Training Program
Human Resource Counselor School
Noncommissioned Officers Course

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Instructor Development Course


Descriptions and credit recommendations

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Last Updated: May 18, 2011