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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

Field Training

Location: 
State Police Academy, State Campus, Albany, NY.
Length: 
Minimum 400 hours (10 weeks - 12 weeks).
Dates: 
October 1996 - June 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Apply police theory and techniques to actual field experience; utilize the tenets of good public relations and community involvement; develop an expertise in filling out police reports; appreciate the constitutional rights of the public and suspects in criminal investigations; deal appropriately with special needs populations in the community, i.e., the homeless and mentally and emotionally disturbed; properly testify in court.
Instruction: 
Upon graduation from the State Police Academy, the probationary trooper is assigned to a certified field training officer (FTO). The FTO observes and assesses the trooper's ability to respond to serious emergencies, crimes, tactical confrontations, and crowd control. Reports on the trooper's progress are submitted weekly and various categories of skills are graded. A final determination about the trooper's readiness to successfully perform his/her duties is made at the end of the probationary period.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as an Internship in Criminal Justice (10/01).

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