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    Peace Officer Training

    Does anyone know what peace officer training consists of?

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    Basically the same training police officers go through. A major difference is the minimum amount of training required by the state. Police officers must go through at least 635 hours of basic training. Full time peace officers must go through at least 35 hours of basic training, and part time peace officers must go through at least 10 hours of basic training.
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    so how can a person effectively learn the same thing as a police officer in less than one week compared too six months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by future01 View Post
    so how can a person effectively learn the same thing as a police officer in less than one week compared too six months?
    Remember, this is just the minimum required to get certified as a full time or part time peace officer. Most agencies put their officers through A LOT more training than the minimum required. But I definitely agree that the state needs to update and increase the minimum required training for peace officers.
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    635 basic training includes PT, scenarios and what not.

    Total waste of time in my opinion.

    Anyway, the 40 hour training for peace officers are strictly book training. Nothing less, nothing more.

    In a standard nypd academy, it is straight up for the first 3 months.. book learning. Aprox 2.5 hours of book learning per day.. about 45minutes MAX on LAWS and CPL procedures.

    The other hour and change are spend on NYPD procedures and whatnot.

    So if you break it down... 45minutes * 60 days = 45 hours of law study.

    Not so much of a difference if you are looking into strictly law study between the two training sessions.

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    You can't really say that 635 for a police officer is "basically the same" as 10 or 35 for a peace officer.

    For part time peace officers, the minimum requirement is 10 hours. 5 hours on penal law and 5 hours on criminal procedure law.

    For full time peace officers, it's a minimum of 35 hours:
    1 Hour Ethics in the Law Enforcement Profession
    1 Hour Constitutional Law
    3 Hours Penal Law Article 35 – Justification-Use of Force/Deadly Physical Force
    1 Hour Penal Law §265.20 Power of a Peace Officer to possess a firearm not owned by the peace officer
    3 Hours Penal Law Articles relating to the agency's specific mission (must be specifically identified in the curriculum)
    2 Hours Criminal Procedure Law §2.20 - Powers of a Peace Officer
    2 Hours Laws of Arrest
    1 Hour Search and Seizure
    2 Hours Rules of Evidence
    1 Hour Accusatory Instruments
    1 Hour Court Structure and Procedure
    1 Hour Court Testimony
    1 Hour Civil Law
    1 Hour Preliminary Investigations
    1 Hour Crime Scene Search and Evidence Collection
    ½ Hour Miranda Warning
    ½ Hour Eyewitness Identifications
    1 Hour Interview and Interrogation
    1 Hour Statements and Confessions
    4 Hours Agency Arrest and Custody Procedures
    2 Hours Report Writing
    2 Hours Conflict Resolution
    2 Hours Electives specific to the agency's mission (must be specifically identified in the curriculum)

    For full-time peace officers with firearms, it's 79 hours plus a qualifying shoot:
    1 Hour Ethics in the Law Enforcement Profession
    1 Hour Constitutional Law
    7 Hours Penal Law Article 35 - Justification-Use of Force/Deadly Physical Force (ref. Basic Course for Police Officers, Part 3-B.)
    1 Hour Penal Law §265.20 Power of a Peace Officer to possess a firearm
    not owned by the peace officer
    3 Hours Penal Law Articles relating to the agency's specific mission (must be specifically identified in the curriculum)
    2 Hours Criminal Procedure Law §2.20 - Powers of a Peace Officer
    2 Hours Laws of Arrest
    1 Hour Search and Seizure
    2 Hours Rules of Evidence
    1 Hour Accusatory Instruments
    1 Hour Court Structure and Procedure
    1 Hour Court Testimony
    1 Hour Civil Law
    1 Hour Preliminary Investigations
    1 Hour Crime Scene Search and Evidence Collection
    ½ Hour Miranda Warning
    ½ Hour Eyewitness Identifications
    1 Hour Interview and Interrogation
    1 Hour Statements and Confessions
    4 Hours Agency Arrest and Custody Procedures
    2 Hours Report Writing
    2 Hours Conflict Resolution
    2 Hours Electives specific to the agency's mission (must be specifically identified in the curriculum)
    40 Hours Firearms Training (all 35 mandatory, and any non-mandatory, objectives from the Initial Firearms and Deadly Physical Force Course must appear in the curriculum)

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    As stated earlier, those are the minimum training requirements to become a sworn peace officer in New York State. I do not know of any agencies that simply provide their officers with the minimum amount of training. For example, Correction Officers with the New York State Department Of Correctional Services are required to attend and complete an 8 week training academy (320 hours of training.). Also, Court Officers with the New York State Unified Court System are required to attend and complete a 14 week training academy (560 hours of training.). In New York State, Correction Officers and Court Officers have full time armed peace officer status while they are both on and off duty.

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    NYS CPL 2.30 specifically talks about the training requirements for peace officers.

    Usually 40 hours for basic peace officer course and additional 47 hours for the firearms portion. This doesn't include defensive tactics, baton or OC spray training.

    Mine was 16 days, 8 hours a day at the county sheriff's academy.
    Last edited by M1garand; 07-16-2009 at 02:23 AM. Reason: Wrong info

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    Here's the link to the NYS DCJS Peace Officer training guide:

    http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/o...ctrainguid.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1garand View Post
    Here's the link to the NYS DCJS Peace Officer training guide:

    http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/o...ctrainguid.pdf
    ...which is where my information came from.

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    I heard the basic peace officer training is going to be 180 hours, does anyone know if that's true or not? And if it's true, when does it start? And what does it include? Is in just book training like the 35 hour training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostJ View Post
    I heard the basic peace officer training is going to be 180 hours, does anyone know if that's true or not? And if it's true, when does it start? And what does it include? Is in just book training like the 35 hour training?
    It is true.

    Bill S6102A, effective in January 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by future01 View Post
    Does anyone know what peace officer training consists of?
    depends on your agency of employment. Im not gonna base my answer / copy and paste info thats already posted above, ill keep it simple. Its usually a shortened version of your average police academy (although some agencies have more than required training, ex: court officers) , they teach you alot of things. Find out who you want to work for, and than you can get a definite answer of what it consists of. As a peace officer, you will do 95% times the same things as a police officer. However, police officers deal with a larger variety of things since they work a way larger ball field, so more specialized training is needed based on this circumstance.

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    The Auxiliary Academy in Nassau is 50 some odd hours, and from what I read in the Patrol Guide about it, it pretty much just covers the requirements for Peace Officer training.

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    Does anybody know what additions will be added to the new training? Will it be more police officer like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneface LEO View Post
    Does anybody know what additions will be added to the new training? Will it be more police officer like?
    Clarify what you meant by more police officer like? You mean adding Physical fitness training? EVOC?
    I haven't received nor seen proposed updated training guide for peace officers from NYS DCJS yet, so can't say what will be added to new training curriculum. However, it seems like both MPTC and the employer will be responsible for creating training program ("a portion of which shall be prescribed by the municipal police training council and A PORTION OF WHICH SHALL BE PRESCRIBED by his OR HER employer"). A good portion of added training will be agency specific.

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    What I meant was topics like NYS V&TL, cpr/first aid, defensive tactics,etc. Will those topics be made mandatory or is it up to your agency? Will it be more uniformed in other words?

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    If an agency is not involved in regulating traffic and vehicles (like village courts, animal control officers) doing NYS V&TL would be somewhat off the topic. First Aid, CPR, would be training for all peace officers.

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