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Hudson Valley Community College Offers Peace Officer Training Program

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 3, 2002

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer a 35-hour Peace Officer Training course beginning January 15.

New York State requires that all peace officers complete this training within their first year of employment. Students who complete the course will receive state certification by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. The course is sponsored by the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Center.

All full-time peace officers in New York State are required to complete this training.

The course includes discussions of law enforcement ethics, crime scene investigation, and a variety of other subjects related to the duties of a peace officer. A variety of instructors will be used to teach the course, which will be held at the Workforce Development Institute on the Hudson Valley Community College campus.

The course will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m., beginning January 15 and ending February 14. The cost is $250.

For more information, call the Workforce Development Institute at 629-4827.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.