Basic Course for Peace Officers

September 24 - December 12, 2013

Basic Course for Peace Officers

Sponsored by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office

September 24 – December 12, 2013

Classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 – 10:00pm

And Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm



Personnel who attend and successfully complete this course will receive certification as required by the NYS Municipal Police Training Council for minimum peace officer status.  Course will include instruction on Art. 35, use of force issues; Arrest Techniques/Defensive Tactics; NYS Penal Law; Criminal Procedure Law; preliminary and crime scene investigation techniques; ethics; and other topics required by MPTC for certification. The firearms portion will be offered at a later date.

Target Audience:

This course is recommended for personnel who require certification by the NYS Municipal Police Training Council for minimum peace officer status. Certification is granted only to those specifically listed in section 2.10 of the New York State Criminal Procedure Law.


Please Note:

  • Course enrollment will be limited.
  • Out of county officers must provide a certificate of residency form.  Please call if you need additional information.
  • Unless enrollment permits otherwise, agencies are limited to allow equal opportunity to this course.
  • There will be a tuition charge for this course.

Please Observe The Academy Dress Code:

Uniform or shirt and tie for men, proper business attire for women; blue jeans are ‘NOT” acceptable



ErieCommunity College– North Campus,6205 Main Street,Williamsville,New York 14221


Enrollment: Registration can be done on our website HERE or print and Fax to 716-270-5390

For additional information or for students in need of special assistance, please call the Academy office at 716-270-5370.



EDWARD C. HEMPLING, Director of Training                                          

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8219
Fax: (716) 858-6039

Central Police Services
Public Safety Building
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, New York 14203