Pre-Employment Police Basic Training Program

Officer Ludmilla Petrovets '13

"Just days before graduating from Cazenovia College’s Phase I Police Academy, I was offered a position with the Cazenovia Village Police Department."

Ludmilla Petrovets '13

Police Training

Update: The 2015-16 Police Academy is now full. We are still accepting applications for a waitlist. 

Training Tomorrow's Law Enforcement

Cazenovia College’s Phase I Pre-Employment Police Basic Training Program was established in partnership with the Little Falls Police Department, with approval from the State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in 2004. The curriculum meets all requirements established by the Municipal Police Training Council.

The next training program will commence September 12, 2015, on the Cazenovia College campus. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays through June 2016. The Pre-Employment Police Basic Training Program is open to any New York State resident interested in pursuing employment in a police department in the State. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This is a unique opportunity for those persons interested in entering the law enforcement field and is the result of several years of planning by the DCJS. Full-time police academy training requires cadets to make a considerable time commitment. This program is designed to allow the cadet to continue his or her current employment or other responsibilities with limited intrusion.

For more information, contact Sherri Benedict by phone at 315-655-7288 or by email at sjbenedict(@)