Local Police Look For Next Generation Of Law Enforcement Officers

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JAMESTOWN – Police in Jamestown are looking for the next generation of officers.

The Jamestown Police Department is joining with other law enforcement agencies from around the county to advertise the upcoming civil service exam and police academy.

Since the late 1970s, law enforcement recruits have studied at the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy.

The course, in partnership with SUNY JCC, offers a change for those interested in careers in law enforcement to get the proper training in the field.

The program provides successful graduates with up to 45 college credits and a certificate of completion from the New York State Certified Basic Police Training Course, which is a legal requirement for municipal police officers in New York State.

Most police agencies in New York state or any state honoring New York State Certified Basic Training Courses may hire a graduate of the Sheriff’s Academy and be able to put their new employee to work immediately with little additional local training.

The program is operated in a two-semester system.

Those interested in learning more about the academy, or the civil service test, should visit the Jamestown Police Department’s Facebook page for more.


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