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A University Police Officer is responsible for the detection and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of state and local laws, rules and regulations in a diverse educational environment throughout twenty-eight State University of New York campuses.
Training at a local Bureau of Municipal Police certified police academy is physically and mentally intensive. Officers study the New York State Penal Law, the New York State Criminal Procedure Law, first aid, CPR , the role of campus law enforcement, defensive tactics, crisis intervention, multi-cultural diversity, and university issues. Officers also receive firearms training and must qualify twice a year.
University Police Officers meet the highest police standards in New York State.
To become a University Police Officer, a person must:
The candidates first step is successful completion of the Civil Service examination for University Police Officer. Candidates must then pass the oral interview and all medical/psychological testing. Upon successful completion of the selection process, all recruits attend basic training at a certified Bureau of Municipal Police Academy.
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