SUNY Potsdam Law Enforcement Training Institute recently held graduation
POTSDAM — The SUNY Potsdam Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) held their Police Training graduation on Saturday, May 12th.The pre-employment police training cadets completed 15 weeks of state certified police training which covers 56 of the mandated 60 components of a New York State MunicIpal Police Training Course. The remaining 4 components to be finished after potential employment.
The SUNY Potsdam Law Enforcement Training Institute Program allows their Criminal Justice Juniors and Seniors to apply to the state certified police training that is held each year on Campus at SUNY Potsdam so that once the student graduates college, as part of their 4-year degree they will have also have taken the police training. The same training that every municipal police officer in New York State must eventually take upon being hired. Having this training already completed, saves potential hiring municipal police agencies money, as the student is already police trained. This in turn also makes the graduating student that much more marketable to potential hiring agencies of any branch of law enforcement.
The cadets were taught be University Criminal Justice and Sociology Professors as well as numerous police instructors to include the State Police, State DEC, State Forest Rangers, State University Police, Ogdensburg City Police, as well as recently retired Federal Police and supervisors from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Academy Director and retired Major Crimes Detective-Sergeant Sonny Duquette.