As the first phase of the inaugural Alfred State Police Academy winds down, organizers are reflecting on the success of the program, while also looking forward to its future.
To access the application and to view a checklist for joining the police academy, visit www.alfredstate.edu/police-academy/application. Applications must be printed, filled out by hand, and submitted by mail to: Scott Richardson; Police Academy Director; Alfred State College; Pioneer Center; 10 Upper College Drive; Alfred, NY 14802.
Richardson brings with him more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, having served as a police officer for the city of Hornell, the village of North Hornell, the village of Andover, and the village of Alfred. He also served as chief of the village of Alfred police and is a retired criminal justice instructor who taught at the Greater Southern Tier BOCES Coopers Plains campus for 12 years.
In the coming months, the Center for Community Education and Training (CCET) will provide several professional and certification courses for both current law enforcement officers and students in support of the new Alfred State Police Academy.
“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,” said Gregory Sammons, Alfred State vice president for Student Affairs.