Police Basic Training Program

Program Details

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Course Location

Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster
94 Mary's Avenue, Kingston NY


This page was last updated on 02/15/2024


NEXT ACADEMY START DATE: July 29, 2024 (Day Program)

Information Session (MANDATORY): 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 10AM

Kingston Center SUNY Ulster

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Physical Agility Test (MANDATORY): 

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10AM.

Kingston Center SUNY Ulster


Full program information, including program costs, financial aid, application steps, and dates for the upcoming session can be found on this website.

If you have any additional questions or if you would like to be added to our contact list regarding Summer 2024, please email Police Academy Admissions at policeacademy@sunyulster.edu.

The Pre-Employment Police Basic Training Program provides students with the opportunity to complete many of the requirements of basic police training (Phase 1) before being appointed as a police officer in New York State.  This program may be attended by both sworn police officers and non-sworn (civilian) students as established by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The 30-credit hour certificate program is achieved through collaboration between SUNY Ulster and the Ulster County Law Enforcement Training Group (UCLETG) and incorporates all of the NYS approved pre-employment curriculum and objectives. Although the program does not guarantee admission into a police department, all requirements of a full-time basic police academy apply to this program, including physical fitness, para-military organizational development, attendance and academics.


Students may enroll in the following:

  • Evening Program
    Offered Annually from January through July
    Monday - Thursday: 6-10pm and Saturday 9am-5pm

  • Daytime Program
    Offered Annually from July/August through December
    Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm


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