Police Academy

The Alfred State Police Academy 2023 dates are as follows:

Phase I: May 15 - Aug. 19, 2023

Phase II: Aug. 21 - Sept. 22, 2023

Established in 2018, the Alfred State Police Academy serves as a regional training center to offer high-quality training to current and future law enforcement professionals. See the Center for Extended Learning page to find related professional development courses underway. The Basic Course for Police is now scheduled for May 15, 2023. Add your name to our list if you are interested in receiving more information about joining our next class.

The Alfred State Police Academy is designed to serve cadets both pre-employment (Phase I) and employed (Phase II) while earning the Basic Course for Police Officers Certificate. The Academy directly benefits the entire Western New York region and provides police departments in Allegany and neighboring counties with high-quality law enforcement training opportunities and access to the corresponding certifications.

police academy students wrestling on a mattBasic Course for Police

Entry into the program requires approval from the program/session director after successfully completing all entry criteria including physical fitness testing and medical requirements. Phase I pre-employment cadets will also require a criminal history check (a felony conviction in any state disallows participation) and an oral interview. Completion of the program and obtaining the certificate is not a guarantee of employment with any agency.

Academy participants will gain knowledge and expertise in New York State laws, investigations, defensive tactics, emergency services and management, emergency vehicle operations, and many more topics as outlined by the New York State’s Basic Course for Police Officers.

Criminal Justice Programs at Alfred State College

Alfred State offers both Associate in Science (AS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in criminal justice. The Alfred State Police Academy will complement these degree programs by providing students wanting to work in policing the opportunity to complete their degree in the same location where they complete their police training curriculum. The academy will offer cadets enrolled in our criminal justice degree programs the opportunity to apply up to 12 college credits toward elective requirements in the Bachelor of Science degree program. Being able to take advantage of the credits requires early and careful planning by the student in consultation with their faculty adviser.

Contact Us to Apply and for More Information

Alfred State's Center for Extended Learning

Email extendedlearning@AlfredState.edu or phone Tammy Edwards at 607-587-4017.

“I really enjoyed my time with the Alfred State Police Academy. The instructors and director truly cared about teaching the academy class and helping us to learn whatever was being taught that day. They helped to push us outside of our comfort zone in order to prove to ourselves that we could accomplish anything as long as we were willing to put in the effort and put our mind to it. I felt that was extremely important because when you are out on the streets you need to know that you can get through any situation and be confident while doing it. I also stayed on the campus while attending the academy and the accommodations were honestly incredible.” - Officer Bork

police academy students dressed up at their ceremony with instructors