Basic Course for Police
Officers: DCJS mandated training
program that every police officer must successfully complete
within one year of hiring date. 510 hours minimum, the
Otsego Academy completes 720 hours, with the addition of
SFST and increased hours in areas such as: felony
stops; building searches; counter-terrorism, NIMS and 160
hours of FTO.
Active Shooter/Critical Incident Response: 24-hour
course that focuses on response to active shootings,
including schools, colleges and businesses, tactical
maneuvers with handguns, carbines and shotguns. Practical
scenarios with "Simunitions" and fire power demonstrations
are included in this course.
Radar: DCJS 32-hour certification for radar/lidar
BASIC SWAT: 40
hour basic tactical course for those agencies having or in
the process of starting an SRT, ERT or SWAT type of team.
Instructed by Federal and State certified instructors.
This 24 hour DCJS approved “combat shotgun”
training course is designed to improve upon
the basic skills in handling a police style
shot gun for patrol officers. This should be
attended by an officer who is familiar with
shotguns and has had some type of a basic
course. Officers must qualify the first day,
firing from the 50 yd line.
Officers must bring all range safety gear,
body armor, their dept. shotgun and approx.
400 rds of ammunition for the shotgun, 50
slug, 50 buck and the rest birdshot. 100 rds
of ammo is also needed for their duty hand
gun, for transitional drills. Shotguns must
have slings on them for this course. It is
highly recommended that each officer
attending get some practice time in, before
attending this course.
Each student successfully passing this
course will receive a DCJS certificate.
Registration can be completed on line via
the link above or at the
Delaware Police Academy web page
"Counter-Terrorism Awareness": New 24-hour DCJS
certified basic level course that every officer should
complete. This program covers suicide bombers, terrorist
operations, weapons of mass destruction and safety for first
responders. This course was put together with the
assistance of the N.Y. State Office of Public Security.
Defensive Tactics Re-Fresher:
This course is
designed for the experienced officer that has not had any
updated defensive tactics training since the basic course
for police. It will cover handcuffing, baton, gun retention
and basic take down moves. Officers need to bring suitable
gym wear and sneakers, duty belt, baton, cuffs, etc.
Violence Workshop: This four hour workshop
will be presented by the NYS Office of Domestic Violence. It
will focus on changes in current laws regarding the handling
of a domestic violence incident by law enforcement, new
changes in reporting procedures and completion of the DIR.
This is free and open to law enforcement officers as well as
civilian professionals in the field of domestic violence.
Recognition Course: The Academy will present a
three hour in-service program on drug recognition. This
program is designed to update law enforcement officers, as
well as civilian professionals working in this field, on
recent drug trends in New York State and in our area.
It will help to raise the level of awareness as to the
appearance of certain popular drugs, what types of packaging
and other instruments are used in conjunction with the
narcotic, smells associated with these illegal substances,
the difference between real prescription pills and fake
substitutes and current statues and laws pertaining to
illegal narcotics use and possession.
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC):
24-hours of basic emergency vehicle operation, including
pursuits. Oneonta Municipal Airport is used for higher
speed exercises. An EVOC computer simulator will also be
available soon and will be added to both EVOC courses, the
basic and refresher.
Refresher: Eight hour update for veteran officers
who have not had an EVOC course within the last five years.
Specific courses for Dodge Charger as well as other types of
SUV patrol vehicles.
Field Training Officer: 28-hr DCJS certified
Field Training Officer course outlines all aspects of the
Field Training Officer program.
A variety of in-service training courses including NIMS and
ICS, are also offered periodically by the Academy, covering
a myriad of topics including, but not limited to, sex crimes
investigations, bias crime/multi-cultural diversity, sexual
harassment, basic firearms and firearms re-qualifications,
one day basic bike officer course, OC aerosol spray
certification, tactical handcuffing eight-hour course. ASP
and baton certification and re-certification, basic criminal
investigation, legal update - search and seizure; stop and
frisk; and many other courses.
The Academy is also a registered Security Guard Training
school, offering the entire line of DCJS certified security
courses including: pre-employment course, on-the-job
training course, annual in-service training and the security
guard firearms program.
Instructor Development Course (IDC): 80-hour
DCJS course for certification as a general topics police
Instructor Development Evaluator Course: DCJS four
hour certification to re-certify general topics instructors.
Rifle Operator: 24 hour DCJS certified course for
all officers using a long gun/carbine on patrol. This
course covers; Ar-15, Ruger PC's and many other types of
Peace Officer -
DCJS Certified Basic Course:
This is a NYS DCJS certified basic peace
officer course with
firearms/corrections. It is
approximately 220 hours in length. 3
credit hours are available from SUNY-Delhi
for successful completion of the course.
Security Guard Training Course: Initial
pre-assignment 8 hour basic course for security
the first training course that must be completed
by anyone interested in
Licensed Security Guard in New York
successfully completing this course will be given all
information on how to apply for their security guard
Security Guard Training Course: 16 Hour "On the Job" training.
the second part of the mandatory New
York State DCJS security guard training
that must be completed after the initial
8 hour block of instruction. The course
is only open to a student that has
already completed the pre-assignment
eight hour basic course.
Security Guard Annual Training Course: 8 Hour Annual Security Guard
Training for all Licensed Security Guards.
This New York State security
course is mandated for all licensed security guards. It must
be completed each year to re-new your security guard
license. It can only be attended by a licensed guard and you
must bring your security guard license to enter the course.
If you are in the process of applying for your license, you
may attend the course.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing: DCJS 32-hour
course that includes all of the standard DWI field tests,
including gaze nystagmus. Eight hours exclusively on DWAID
with a certified DRE instructor.
Pursuit Policy Workshop: This four hour
workshop will be presented by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s
Office. This is free and open to any law enforcement
officer. Attendees must bring a copy of their current agency
pursuit policy with them for this class. It will focus on
Supreme Court decisions, NYS case law and guidelines form
the IACP policy manual.