Police Basic Training Program


Police officers sitting in a row


The Pre-Employment Police Basic Training Program provides students with the opportunity to complete many of the requirements of basic police training (Phase 1) before being appointed as a police officer in New York State.  This program may be attended by both sworn police officers and non-sworn (civilian) students as established by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The 30-credit hour certificate program is achieved through collaboration between SUNY Ulster and the Ulster County Law Enforcement Training Group (UCLETG) and incorporates all of the NYS approved pre-employment curriculum and objectives. Although the program does not guarantee admission into a police department, all requirements of a full-time basic police academy apply to this program, including physical fitness, para-military organizational development, attendance and academics.

Students may enroll in one of two formats

  • Evening and Saturday Program (Spring 2018 classes begin January 6, 2018
    Class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 6pm – 10pm and Saturday, 9am – 5pm. Course ends TBA.
    (Graduation ceremony begins at 11:00 am.)

  • Day Program (next Program Dates Monday, July 30, 2018 and end on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.)

What do I need to know?

Policy Academy Graduate carrying flag

Upcoming Dates

Next Academy Start Date
Monday, July 30, 2018

Information Session

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am
 at KCSU
94 Mary's Ave, Kingston

Physical Agility Exam (Mandatory for the Academy)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 or Wednesday, June 13, 2018
10:00 am
at Dietz Stadium

Application Deadline: TBD

Summer Program Start DateMonday, July 30, 2018 at KCSU

Faculty and Graduate of Policy Academy

Program Details

Jim Truitt | Thomas D’Amicantonio

Class Times
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster
94 Mary's Avenue, Kingston

$4,750 Ulster County Residents
Additionally, there is $300 estimated cost for equipment and supplies
Tuition and fees are subject to change

Students who are residents of NY State, but not Ulster County will be required to submit a Certificate of Residency in order to be eligible for the in-county tuition rate. Students enrolling in January must provide a Certificate effective for the Spring term. Students enrolling in July must provide a Certificate effective for the Summer term.





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