Three local graduates today at NYS Park Police academy

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES GRADUATION OF 28 FROM STATE PARK POLICE ACADEMY Recruits Complete Rigorous Six-Month Training Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today congratulated 28 graduates from the 14th Basic School of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Police Academy. The 28 recruits completed a six-month residential training program at the State Park Police Academy in Rensselaerville, Albany County. Training consisted of classroom education in criminal procedure law, penal law, vehicle and traffic law, park and recreation law, criminal investigations and a host of other police related topics. 

In addition, the recruits received hands-on training in firearms, first response, snowmobile operation, ATV operation, bicycle patrol, emergency vehicle operation and a wide variety of other law enforcement related topics.

The new officers will be assigned to regional commands throughout the state. They will begin a 10-week field training program where they will receive supervised training from senior officers, followed by assignment to patrol responsibilities.The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation administers 180 parks and 36 state historic sites, which attract over 65 million visitors each year. For more information about state parks and historic sites in New York, please visit www.nysparks.com.

There are three graduates this year, from Columbia and Greene Counties:

Officer Collin R. Brousseau- Philmont NY

Officer Russell J. Sircable- Greenville NY

Officer Scott C. Westfall- Copake NY

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