2012 DELAWARE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY GRADUATING CLASS
MAY 18th, 2012
Pictured in photo from left to
Meranda Spry, Erika Puffer, Terry Lambrecht, Courtney
Coffin, Lisa Zaffarano, Leeann Vandusen, Christine Pashley, Kayla
Gavette, Donald Simonds and Cambria Tallman (Officers wearing gray
uniforms are from the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.)
On May 2, 2112, the Delaware County Law Enforcement Academy for
Corrections Officers held a ceremony to recognize the graduates of
the 2012 Delaware County Law Enforcement Academy, which was held
between February 3 - April 13, 2012.
In an effort to lower training costs, in 2007, the Delaware County
Law Enforcement Academy was re-certified as an active training site
and, since that date, has conducted its training locally in the
Public Safety Building located at 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, New York.
Candidates from neighboring Sheriffs’ Offices are also welcomed into
the Academy. This practice helps defray our operating costs.
Several of our officers have pursued the training necessary to
qualify themselves as trainers at our academy.
Often I am asked to describe the hiring process, qualifications and
training necessary to become a correction officer. The first step
involves filling out a Delaware County Job Application, which may be
found on line. A Civil Service test is administered to applicants,
and those scoring well may be invited to join our staff. From that
point they are given one year in which to successfully complete the
academy training and pass their New York State-issued examinations.
Academy graduates are integrated into our jail operations, often on
a part-time basis until a full-time position becomes available.
Our recent academy taught courses in a variety of disciplines, which
included: Ethics in Law Enforcement, Special Needs Inmates, Personal
Awareness, Legal Issues, Essential Services, Security and
Supervision, Effective Communication, First Aid and CPR, Suicide
Prevention, Stress Management, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Inmate
Transportation, Manipulation by Inmates, Court Room Testimony,
Incident Prevention Management, Crime Scene Preservation , Written
Communication, Hostage Survival, Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law,
Fire Prevention, Defensive Tactics, and the proper use and care of
weapons. State Examinations followed the training process.