Police Academies in New York

The State of New York prides itself in having one of the largest police forces in the United States and getting into this group requires applicants to go through one of many police academies in the state.

Police Academy Requirements in the State of New York

  • Candidates have to be at least 21 and not over 35 years of age
  • Must have U.S. citizenship
  • Must have a valid New York driver’s license
  • Should have a high school diploma (or GED) and at least 60 credits with a 2.0 GPA from an accredited college or university
  • Must pass the Civil Service Exam that is administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services
  • Must pass a psychological exam
  • Must pass pre-screening tests that include a background investigation, drug and alcohol test, fingerprint analysis
  • Must pass the physical exam as well as the job standards test
  • Must complete and pass the recruit training that includes law, first aid, CPR, behavioral science and weapons training

Zone 1: Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Nassau County Police Academy 200 Second Avenue, Massapequa Park, NY 11762 (516) 573-5740 
Suffolk County Police Academy 502 Wicks Rd., Brentwood, NY 11717 (631) 853-7001

Zone 2: Putnam and Westchester counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York 555 West 57th Street  Suites 601 & 603, New York, NY 10019 (212) 237-8656
New York City Police Academy 235 East 20th St. Room 617 NY, NY 10003 (212) 477-9727

Zone 3: Putnam and Westchester counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Westchester County Dept. of Public Safety Police Academy  2 Dana Rd., Valhalla, NY 10595 (914) 231-1827

Zone 4: Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Orange County Police Academy 53 Gibson Rd., Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 291-0350
Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County Police Academy 520 Sue Kelly Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 567-6042
Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy 35 Firemen’s Memorial Dr., Pomona, NY 10970 (845) 364-8700

Zone 5: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Academy PO Box 432, Fultonville, NY 12072-0432 (518) 853-5500
New York State Park Police Academy 16 Camp Cass Way, Rensselaerville, NY 12147 (518) 797-3781
New York State Police Academy Building 24, State Campus (518) 457-7254
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Academy 121 Erie Boulevard, Schenectady, NY 12305 (518) 853-5500

Zone 6: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Broome County Law Enforcement Academy 155 Lt. VanWinkle Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905 (607) 778-8726
Delaware County Law Enforcement Academy 280 Phoebe Lane Suite 1, Delhi, NY 13753 (607) 746-2336 ext. 236
Otsego County Law Enforcement Academy

University Police Alumni Hall, Oneonta State College, Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 436-2599

Zone 7: Cayuga, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Cazenovia Pre-Employment Police Basic Training Program 22 Semmary St., Cazenovia, NY 13035 (315) 655-7287
Central New York Police Academy 4969 Onondaga Rd., Syracuse, NY 13215 (315) 498-6046
Little Falls Police Academy 659 East Main St., Little Falls, NY 13365 (315) 574-5233
Mohawk Valley Police Academy 1101 Sherman Dr., Utica, NY 13501-5394 (315) 792-5646 / (315) 792-5532
New York State ENCON Academy PO Box 470, Pulaski, NY 13142 (315) 298-8271

New York State Preparedness Training Academy
NYS Office of Homeland Security

5900 Airport Rd., Oriskany, NY 13424 (315) 768-5685
Syracuse Police Academy 659 East Main St., Little Falls, NY 13365 (315) 442-5296

Zone 8: Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Black River/St. Lawrence Valley Law Enforcement Academy 245 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601 (315) 785-7824
David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy SUNY College of Technology 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617 (315) 386-7136

Zone 9: Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Plattsburgh Police Academy 45 Pine St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 563-3411

Zone 10: Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Buffalo Police Academy 74 Franklin St., Room 204, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 851-4523
Erie County Central Police Services Public Safety Training Academy 6205 Main St., B714, Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 270-5370
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy

Niagara County Comm College,
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

(716) 731-3818
Rural Police Training Institute Genesee Comm. College, One College Rd., Batavia, NY 14020 (585) 343-0055

Zone 11: Livingston, Monroe, Seneca, Ontario, Wayne and Yates counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy 74 Ontario St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 396-4614
Monroe Community College Public Safety Training Facility

Public Safety Training Center, 1190 Scottsville Rd., Suite 216
Rochester, NY 14624

(585) 753-3716
Rochester Police Department

185 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14614

(585) 428-7540

Zone 12: Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Corning Community College 2634 Goff Road, Corning, NY 14830 (607) 937-1384
Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy

2634 Goff Road Corning, NY 14830

(607) 937-1384

Zone 13: Alleghany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy

Jamestown Comm. College, 525 Falconer St.,
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 665-5220

Zone 14: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene and Ulster counties

Academy Name Address Phone #
Dutchess County Law Enforcement Academy

150 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

(845) 486-3870
Ulster County Law Enforcement Training Group

1 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 331-4766
Ulster County Sheriff’s Academy

380 Boulevard, Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 334-8193
Zone 14 Law Enforcement Academy

Columbia-Greene Community College,
4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534

(518) 392-3451

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