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
St. Lawrence County
Law Enforcement Academy
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617