Division of Criminal Justice Services

Police and Peace Officer Training


In addition to providing administrative oversight for mandated police officer, peace officer and security guard training, the Office of Public Safety (OPS) also provides direct training to sworn law enforcement officers; develops new training courses and maintains existing courses; and develops nontraditional methods of instruction including teleconferences, "smart classrooms" with two way audiovisual communications, and web-based courses.

DCJS Training Calendar - Listing of available trainings.

Training – Additional Information

Police and Peace Officer Instructors

All instructors in Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) courses must be approved by the Office of Public Safety before they may conduct any MPTC approved training courses. Certain subject areas such as firearms and mental health require advanced instructor training and/or credentials. For a list of topic areas requiring advanced instructor certification, please contact the Office of Public Safety at OPS.CourseApproval@dcjs.ny.gov or by telephone at (518) 457-2667.

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