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).

Curriculum Content for Phase Two (Sworn Police Officers Only) Basic Course for Police Officers

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