Course Topics/Curriculum for Pre-Employment Basic Police Training
Part I Administrative Procedures:
Registration; Orientation; Distribution of Materials; Instruction in Study Habits, Note-Taking, Notebook Requirements; Quizzes and Examinations; and Culmination Ceremonies.
Part II Administration of Justice:
Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System; Jurisdiction and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement; Adjudicatory Process and Court Structure-Criminal/Civil.
Part III Basic Law:
Constitutional Law; Discretionary Powers; Penal Law-Offenses; Justification-Use of Force/Deadly Physical Force-Penal Law-Article 35; Criminal Procedure Law; Juvenile Law and Procedures; Civil Liability/Risk Management; Ancillary NYS Statutes; Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Part IV Procedures-Patrol Functions:
Field Note-Taking; Report Writing; Communications; Observation and Patrol; Nature and Control of Civil Disorder; Domestic Violence; Mental Illness; Persons With Disabilities; Crimes in Progress; Arrest Processing; Intoxication (Alcohol).
Traffic Enforcement; DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing; Professional Traffic Stops; Basic Crash Management and Reporting; Traffic Direction and Control.
Preliminary Investigation and Information Development; Interviewing Techniques (Suspects, Witnesses, Victims); Physical Evidence; Injury and Death Cases (Assaults, Homicides, Suicides, Unattended/Accidental Deaths); Sex Crimes; Common/Criminal Investigation Techniques (Larceny, Auto Theft, Burglary, Robbery, Arson, Electronic Media); Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs; Case Preparation and Demeanor in Official Proceedings; Organized Crime; Missing and Abducted Children/Missing Adult Cases.
Part V Proficiency Areas:
Interpersonal Skills/Arrest Techniques (Communication/Interpersonal Skills, Defensive Tactics, Aerosol Devices, Impact Devices (Training Batons Only), Crowd and Riot Control Formations); Emergency Medical Services (First Responder); Unusual Occurrences and Critical Incident Management (Includes Hazardous Materials incidents and ICS 100); Emergency Vehicle Operation.
Part VI Community Relations:
Community Resources-Victims/Witness Services; Crime Prevention and Crime against the Elderly; Ethical Awareness; Cultural Diversity/Bias Related Incidents/Sexual Harassment; Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving and Media Relations; Contemporary Police Problems.
Part VII Physical Fitness/Wellness:
Includes Officer Stress Awareness
Part VIII Miscellaneous:
Parole Interaction with Local Law Enforcement; Miranda; K-9 Patrol; Environmental Conservation Law; Suicide Prevention; Alcohol Beverage Control Law; Natural Gas Hazardous Situation and Police Response; Laws Pertaining to Boats, Snowmobiles, and ATVs; Article 35 Term Paper, PowerPoint Presentation.
Curriculum Content for Phase Two (Sworn Police Officers Only) Basic Course for Police Officers
David Sullivan -
St. Lawrence County
Law Enforcement Academy
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617