Orientation and Fitness Testing for the August 2018 class will take place on Tuesday April 24th at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday April 28th at 8:00 a.m. in room 201 of the Jorgensen Center on the Utica campus. Candidates that successfully complete the fitness test will be scheduled for an interview at a later date.
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Mohawk Valley Community College has partnered with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to offer the Police Pre-Employment Training Program, a quick-start alternative to traditional police academies, which require that a cadet be hired as a police officer before beginning training. In the case of pre-employment training, there is no such requirement.
The mission of the Police Pre-Employment Police Training Program is to train individuals who have the potential to become honest, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and fit law enforcement officers. Pre-Employment recruits receive 85 percent of the basic training required to become police officers in New York State, including emergency vehicle operation, defensive tactics, basic patrol tactics and procedures, and an educational foundation in law, all taught by law enforcement officials and MVCC adjunct faculty. The course is directed by Troy Little, who is retired from the New York State Police.
Pre-Employment students do not receive firearms training, counter-terrorism awareness training, any defensive tactics that involve the use of a police baton, or field training. Additional training to complete the Basic Course for Police Officers can only be obtained once a student has been hired by a police agency and becomes a sworn police officer.