Law Enforcement Certificate

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Keep your community safe

Our law enforcement program is approved by New York State, and offers future police officers the first-rate training they need for this challenging and immensely rewarding field. 

What You'll Learn

Coursework in this program is divided into two phases: Phase I covers pre-employment training, including basic law, arrest techniques, and public safety procedures. Phase II focuses on post-employment training, which officers must complete within one year after they’re hired by a police agency.  

Law enforcement students at OCC

What It's Like

This dynamic program is current, relevant, and has a strong, underlying emphasis on ethical conduct. All aspects of law enforcement training, including emergency vehicle operation, defensive tactics, and interview procedures are delivered by state-certified police instructors. 

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Where You'll Go

Graduates of Phase 1 receive a pre-employment transcript, required by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. This transcript is valid for two years while job candidates seek employment with law enforcement agencies.