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SUNY Rockland Establishes a Pre-Employment Police Basic Course

 

 

SUNY Rockland Establishes a Pre-Employment Police Basic Course

 

 

Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland Community College and the Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy have entered an agreement to establish a Pre-Employment Police Basic Course. The course provides the opportunity to begin preparation for a career as a police office prior to being hired by a law enforcement agency. Upon completion of the course work with RCC, students will be required to pass a civil service test in order to be hired by a law enforcement agency. A candidate from the civil service list who has completed the coursework is more likely to be chosen by an agency, as he or she will not need to attend a twenty-three week academy.

 

The training, known as Phase One, will earn the student 17 RCC credits in Public Safety courses. Phase One will be held at the Rockland County Police & Public Safety Academy in Pomona, Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., from July 30 - December 12.

 

Students interested in the program must meet the following requirements:

  • 19 years old or older
  • United States Citizen
  • Posses a High School or a General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Not have been convicted of a felony Pass an interview of a selection committee
  • Must submit medical clearance documentation
  • Be able to pass the physical training test at the 40% Cooper Standard for entrance into the program.

 

RCC will conduct registration after the screening process. Tuition and fees will be approximately $3,000. A student will also be required to purchase recruit uniform and physical training gear.

 

Upon successful completion of the course, students hired by a law enforcement agency will need only to attend the Phase Two training, which is approximately three weeks. Phase Two consists of firearms, tactical and counter terrorism training.

 

For more information, contact the Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy at 845-364-8700.

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

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