Rochester Police Department Police Academy

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) Police Academy is a local academy conducted at the Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility ,1190 Scottsville Road. Students generally attend the police academy Monday - Friday, 8a.m. to 4 p.m. The police academy is the foundation to basic police knowledge and skills.  In the police academy, recruits form a bond with one other - the foundation of the RPD-team concept. Academy-Prep-Cover 

Recruits are instructed in many different areas over a six month period and must complete proficiency exams in areas trained.  Some of the areas covered during recruit training are defensive tactics, physical training, firearms and academic training.  Other areas of instruction in the police academy are emergency vehicle operations, traffic and felony vehicle stops, building searches, domestic disputes and resolution, report writing, investigations, street stops, judgmental shooting, hostage negotiations, NYS Penal Law and Department Rules and Regulations.

After successfully completing the police academy, recruits enter the field training program.   

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