Law Enforcement - Police Academy

The Phase I / Pre-Employment Basic Course for Police (LEC) program @ OCC (The Police Academy) is offered over the course of two (2) academic semesters. Regular tuition rates apply, including full time tuition for two (2) semesters, materials fee, EVOC fee, and uniform costs (out of pocket expense). This program is approximately 80% of the Basic Course for Police required by NYS for all police officers; the portion not taught in Phase I is taught in Phase II, following your being hired by a police agency. 

The Phase I Police Academy program is an evening program, meeting three (3) evenings a week from 6:00-10:00pm, and Saturday mornings from 6:00-8:30am for PT.
Our next Police Academy class is scheduled to start on August 27, 2018 with the Fall 2018 semester; you are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible. Below is a list of simple instructions on what needs to be done; all students MUST be at least 19yrs old  to be eligible for this course.

Police Academy (LEC) Pre-requisites: 

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Valid NYS Drivers License
  • Must be a US citizen or lawfully residing in the US
  • Must be 19yrs old to register
  • English Placement testing - must test at ENG-103 level
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Interview
To Get Started:
  • Complete OCC Application for LEC.CERT, including sending in immunization records, high school transcripts, college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Complete English Placement Testing - all students must test at ENG-103 level to be accepted to LEC
  • Apply for Financial Aid (if applicable)

It is strongly recommended that all persons interested in the Phase I Police Academy program attend an Information Session, as the entire program is explained in length, and all questions are answered at that time. There is no pre-registration required for the Police Academy Information Sessions. 

All students interested in the Phase I Police Academy program are required to take a Physical Agility test & pass through an interview portion prior to being accepted into the Police Academy; you will be able to register for a PT test at the Police Academy Information Session. The Physical Agility test includes sit-ups, pushups and a 1.5mile run in a timed environment, based on age & gender.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 315-498-6042.

Scheduled Classes

Our Law Enforcement Classes

For Information relating to the Phase I / Pre-Employment (LEC) Police Academy Program, please contact our office at 315-498-6042.

The next Phase I / Pre-Employment (LEC) Police Academy Program is set to begin with the 2018 Fall semester on August 27, 2018; classes will be held Tuesday - Thursday evenings, 6-10pm, Saturday mornings, 6-8:30am.

  

Section Name 

  

Day 

  

Date of Class 

  

Time 

  Location 

Phase I Police Academy Information Session 


TBD

5:30-8:00pm 

OCC – Mulroy Hall

Phase I Police Academy Information Session 


TBD

5:30-8:00pm 

OCC – Mulroy Hall

 

Phase I Police Academy Information Session 


TBD
 5:30-8:00pm  OCC – Mulroy Hall

Phase I Police Academy Information Session 


TBD
5:30-8:00pm
OCC – Mulroy Hall

Phase I Police Academy Information Session 


TBD

5:30-8:00pm 

OCC – Mulroy Hall


The Central New York Police Academy @ Onondaga Community College will be hosting the following Police courses at the Public Safety Training Center @ OCC. These classes are open to all police agencies.
All classes listed below will be held at the Public Safety Training Center @ OCC unless otherwise noted:
CNY Police Academy @ OCC
Service & Maintenance Building, Room S114
4585 West Seneca Tpk
Syracuse, NY 13215



CNYPA Class Name

Date of Class Time Location Reg Deadline
PSCIM Spring 2018 - TBD 6:00-10:00pm OCC – Mulroy Hall TBD
Field Training Officer March 12 - 16, 2018 8:30am-5:30pm CNY Police Academy @ OCC 3/2/18
Instructor Development Course June 4 – 15, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm CNY Police Academy @ OCC 5/25/18

For more information, or to register for these courses, please contact the CNYPA Office at 315-498-6042. If the course you're looking for isn't currently scheduled, contact us and we'll see what we can do.