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Eligibility for David Sullivan- St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy

Students must be citizens of the United States of America or lawfully residing within the United States of America. Students may not be convicted of a felony.

Basic Course for Police Officers:

I. In County Sworn Police Officers

By agreement between SUNY Canton and the law enforcement leadership of St. Lawrence County, newly employed officers of St. Lawrence County may attend the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy to receive the requisite training for their position.

Each in-county sworn police officer is responsible for uniforms, textbooks, equipment, $75.00 gym fee, a reduced lab fee of $300, and parking and vehicle registration fees if driving their personal vehicles onto campus. There is no fee for police vehicles. The reduced lab fee is possible due to the cooperation of local police agencies in providing instructors to the academy pro bono.

Full time police agencies will be billed by the university. Officers for part-time agencies will be billed as individuals and the fees must be remitted in full prior to the start of the academy.

Training

II. Out of County Sworn Police Officers

If space is available, out-of-county sworn police officers will be admitted to the David Sullivan - St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy upon receipt of payment of a $1200.00 entrance fee. By agreement, the course audit fee is waived but each of these officers must complete a course audit form issued to them by the Academy Director.

Each officer is responsible for uniforms, textbooks, equipment, $75.00 gym fee, $500.00 lab fee, and parking and vehicle registration fees if driving their personal vehicles onto campus. There is no fee for police vehicles.

Full time police agencies will be billed by the university. Officers for part-time agencies will be billed as individuals and the fees must be remitted in full prior to the start of the academy.

III. SUNY Canton Criminal Justice Interns

If space is available, a select number of interns from the SUNY Canton Criminal Justice programs will be considered for admission into the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy. This admission is at the discretion of the police academy director, in consultation with the academy Board of Directors. This experience would serve as the internship site for selected interns who are enrolled in JUST430. Interns, upon completion of the police academy, will have their college transcript stamped: COMPLETION OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT BASIC POLICE TRAINING.

Completed applications must be submitted to the director of the police academy by October 1 of each year. Applications can be found at the police academy website: www.canton.edu/academy..

Completed applications can either be delivered to the police academy office in Dana Hall, SUNY Canton OR the SUNY Canton University Police Department, Dana Hall, SUNY Canton, ATTN Director Brown. Completed applications can also be mailed to David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617, ATTN Director Brown. Regardless of the method of delivery, all applications must be received prior to October 1.

SUNY Canton interns must:

  1. Be a matriculated student in a criminal justice major at SUNY Canton with an anticipated enrollment in JUST430 during the police academy.
  2. Hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 for application to and admission in the academy.
  3. Receive approval for admission from the director of the police academy.
  4. Successfully complete the entrance level Cooper Standards Physical Fitness Test (40th percentile in pushups, sit ups and the mile and a half run). This test will be conducted at the discretion of the director of the academy.
  5. Successfully complete a background investigation conducted by a St. Lawrence County law enforcement agency, as required by the Academy Board of Directors.
  6. F. Successfully complete an oral interview conducted by members of the Board of Directors of the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy.
  7. Upon acceptance into the academy, pay all fees specific to the academy ($500 lab fee, vehicle registration and parking, equipment, uniforms, textbooks, etc) at the SUNY Canton Student Service Center by November 15.
  8. Secure textbooks, uniforms, and equipment prior to the start of the academy. (See the director of the academy for details).
  9. Comply with all of the policies, procedures and regulations of the academy or face immediate expulsion from the internship site.

David Sullivan - St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Dana Hall
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7136
Fax: 315-386-7949