Training and Development

Comprehensive training is central to our mission where the safety of all is balanced with the rights of the individual. We take pride in the diversity of our staff and our progressive and comprehensive training so that all members of this Department provide fair, equitable and professional services to every member of our community.

Training Topics

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Skills Development
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First Responder Training
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Accountability and Compliance

List of All Training Topics

  • Access control  
  • Call taking/call dispatch 
  • Customer service and professionalism 
  • Diversity 
  • Emergency response  
  • Empathetic listening 
  • Implicit bias 
  • Interpersonal communication  
  • Microaggressions 
  • Multicultural affairs, gender identity, and sensitivity  
  • Patrol techniques 
  • Racial profiling prohibition 
  • Report writing
  • Active shooter/situational awareness  
  • Arrest and NY Penal Law/use of force policy  
  • Bias motivated incidents  
  • CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed  
  • Crime prevention  
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Fire Safety 
  • MRI Lab Safety 
  • Narcan opiate overdose response for supervisors  
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation 
  • Responding to Critical/Criminal Incidents 
  • Clery Act
  • Sexual violence response
  • Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action;
  • Ethics
  • Gender based misconduct/Title IX
  • HIPPA and FERPA
  • Protection of Minors
  • Sexual violence response
  • University and public safety policies and procedures

Training by the Numbers

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Classroom Training

80 to 120 hours of classroom training for new hires and 8-hour annual training for uniform personnel

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Experiential Training

240 hours of on-the-job campus orientation training for new hires

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Training Modules

More than 50 training modules on a range of topics

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New Staff Trainings

35 new staff members trained annually (average)

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Annual Professional Development

Up to 25 hours of annual training for supervisors and managers

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Life-Saving Training

More than 250 Public Safety staff trained in areas such as CPR/AED, stop the bleed and naloxone administration

The first report of the Inclusive Public Safety Working Group's Training and Other Capacity-Building Subcommittee acknowledged the tremendous amount of training and support Public Safety offers to its members. The recommendations in the report recognize the existing efforts of Public Safety's Training and Development team and seek to build upon their work by recommending enhancements.

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Training Certifications and Accreditations

The Department of Public Safety Training and Development is an accredited New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYS DCJS) Instructor Development Course Training School and NYS DCJS Security Officer Training School

Additional Certifications:

  • New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services Master & General Topic Instructors (NYS DCJS)
  • American Heart Association Certified CPR/AED Instructors
  • New York City Department of Health Naloxone Instructors
  • Instructor Certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Instructor Certifications from the Department of Homeland Security – Risk Assessment for Critical Infrastructure