The Rochester Police Department (RPD) police academy is a local academy that is held at the Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility at 1190 Scottsville Rd. Students generally attend the police academy Monday thru Friday 8am to 4 pm. The police academy is the foundation to basic police knowledge and skills. In the police academy recruits form a bond with each other; this is also the foundation of the RPD team concept.
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. Some of the other areas that are covered in the police academy are; emergency vehicle operations, traffic and felony stops, building searches, domestic disputes and resolution, report writing, investigations, street stops, judgment shooting, hostage negotiations, and laws/department regulations.
After successfully completing the police academy recruits enter the field training program.