Officer Training

Training Requirements for the NYS University Police at Albany

The University Police Department is deeply committed to continuous, relevant training. This assures all staff are prepared to serve the community with the highest level of professionalism.

New York State requires that all sworn police officers receive a minimum of 21 hours of in-service training each year in order for police agencies to maintain their accreditation. UPD has adopted training standards which far exceed State requirements. All officers receive no less than 36 hours of in-service instruction annually, with an average of 70 hours of training per officer. In addition to completing all required courses, additional training is offered in force de-escalation, mental health crisis intervention, traumatic first aid, active shooter response, cultural competency, crime prevention, and many other areas. Use the table below to learn more about the training our department members receive.