Peace Officer Academy

Our “Basic Course for Peace Officers” and “Basic Course for Peace Officers with Firearms” is required for those looking to become a sworn Peace Officer and to work as a New York Law Enforcement Officer. Enrollment is currently open for those in the NY Counties of Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Oneida, and Madison. This physically and mentally challenging training is recommended for Civilians, Security Officers, Military Personnel, and College Graduates who are looking for employment in law enforcement.

Upon successful completion of the academy, graduates will receive Peace Officer certificates from the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC). Graduates will be qualified to seek employment as a Constable, Court Officer, SPCA Cruelty Investigator, and Auxiliary Police Officer to name a few. Contact us with any questions or get the ball rolling by filling out the form below!

When: January 2nd through February 25th, 2018
Times: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 1700 to 2200 hours, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 0900 to 1900 hours
Where: Multiple locations in the Syracuse, NY area
Cost: $1,500 for the 158-hour Basic Course for Peace Officer with Firearms plus Initial Conducted Energy Device (CED) Course at no extra cost.
-OR- $1,050 for the Basic Course for Peace Officer
-OR- $450 for the Initial Firearms Course
-OR- $80 for the Initial Conducted Energy Device (CED) Course
A 50% deposit required at registration and the remaining course cost is due no later than orientation day.

Academy Signup

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Prerequisites- In order to participate, you must fall under the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen 21 years of age or older
  2. Must have a high school diploma or GED/TASC Certificate of High School Equivalency
  3. Must pass an extensive criminal background check
  4. Must pass a physical and mental health examination
  5. Must provide valid government issued photo ID, social security card, and birth certificate
  6. Must have a NYS pistol permit to complete the firearms portion of the training


  • Payment: After signing up for the course above, please visit our PAYMENT PAGE to review the payment terms and make a payment for the academy.
  • This part-time academy is scheduled to accommodate those students who are unable to attend a full-time academy. Occasionally, class may be conducted on different days and/or times to accommodate instructors and students scheduling. Students shall attend all sessions of a course in order to successfully graduate.
  • A list of required documentation as well as a uniform/equipment packing list will be provided once you are fully regestered in the academy. You can get a 25% discount on any items at by using code VTXMU17.
  • All curriculum and standards-of-training are set forth by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC).
  • PS&Ed is not an employment agency and can not guarantee job placement!