UPD Citizens Police Academy 2023

The New York State University Police at Albany is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its Citizens Police Academy for the Spring 2023 Semester. The purpose of this academy is to create better understanding and communication between the police department and its community through education.

Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. beginning Wednesday, March 1st and will run for 8 weeks. All classes will be held in the training room at UPD located on Alumni Drive just east of Indigenous Quad. Attendance is mandatory in all classes in order to receive a completion certificate. Exceptions to the attendance policy will be granted on a case by case basis. The session courses are designed to move quickly and be informative as well as interesting. Several courses will consist of practical, hands-on training. A ride-a-long with a police officer while on duty may also be arranged during the eight-week program, but is not mandatory and will not be conducted on a regularly scheduled course day. The courses scheduled include topics such as: Penal law, patrol/ vehicle and traffic laws, crime scene investigations, crime prevention, handcuffing and use of force. Your instructors for the academy are police officers who specialize in the field in which they instruct.

The academy is open to a limited number of applicants. Applicants will be chosen after receipt of a completed and signed application and an initial background screening is conducted. Applications will be accepted from UAlbany students, staff, faculty, City of Albany residents and Town of Guilderland residents. Again space is limited and the program will be starting soon so get your applications in.

Applications may be obtained on the department’s MyInvolvement page or by contacting Police Officer Kenneth Faath at: 518-442-3130 or by email: [email protected]