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Hudson Valley's Workforce Development Institute Offers Peace Officer Training Program

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072 FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, November 13, 2002

The Workforce Development Institute at Hudson Valley Community College will offer a 35-hour Basic Peace Officer Training Without Firearms program, beginning Thursday, November 21.

The program will be offered 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings through January 2, 2003.

The training will include discussions on ethics and the law enforcement profession; basic law; NYS penal law and criminal procedure law; investigations by peace officers; observation and perception; techniques and mechanics of arrest; field note taking; report writing; interagency cooperation; and conflict resolution.

Certificates of completion will be issued to persons employed as peace officers at the time of training who satisfactorily complete all aspects of the training, including an exam from the Office of Public Safety of the Division of Criminal Justice Services for the State of New York.

Cost for the training is $250.

For more information, contact the Workforce Development Institute at Hudson Valley community College at 629-4853.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning.