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Job ID: 131668

Police Training Professional
Erie Community College

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2019
Title Police Training Professional
University Erie Community College
Buffalo, NY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety

Homeland Security & Law Enforcement Training Academy
$23.59 Hourly
Union/Position Status:
Posting Closing Date:
November 16, 2019Please note that the posting will close at midnight (12:00 AM) on the posting closing date.
This means any applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM the evening before.



This is classroom and practical instruction given to police recruits including pre-employment students and in service training provided to police officers on various police related topics and proficiencies.  It also includes the facilitation of such instruction given by various experts in the field.  The instruction and facilitation includes actual working practices, matters of law and proficiencies such as firearms, blood alcohol testing, emergency vehicle operation, etc.  The instruction strongly emphasizes actual working practices, procedures and methods used in police agencies on a day-to-day basis. The incumbent is expected to exercise both initiative and independent judgment in the development of course objectives, lesson plans and evaluation methodology.  Work is performed under the general guidance of the Director of Training for the Academy, instructional guidelines are also subject to mandates, and guidelines set by the New York State Department of Criminal Justices. 


  • Instructs police officers and recruits in practices and procedures of law enforcement; assists in the development of training curricula, course outlines and announcements including all the ancillary activities associated with it;
  • Acts as a facilitator by arranging for the services of highly skilled and outside expertise on topics or skills not possessed by current staff members and schedules it. Prepares recruit and in service class schedules as directed by the Director of Training;
  • Keeps informed of the latest procedures and practices in the law enforcement field. This includes attending training sessions on occasion to keep their skills updated and reading periodicals including various online subscriber services and networks;
  • Takes daily roll call, inspection and enforcement of academy rules and regulations to be followed by police recruits and trainees (including pre-employment candidates).Supervises and facilitates off site instruction, field problems, firearms training, emergency vehicle operations training (EVOC), defensive tactics, physical education, etc.


Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement administration and training practices; thorough knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws, thorough knowledge of effective teaching techniques, good knowledge of the principles of supervision; ability to write clear and precise lesson plans and reports, good word processing skills, good human relations techniques and ability to work as a member of a team; sound professional judgment, initiative and resourcefulness, tack, physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Candidates must meet one of the following options, either:
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree and four (4) four years of experience as a police officer or federal criminal law enforcement officer, at least one (1) year of which must have included duties as an instructor in Law Enforcement Training;


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and nine (9) years of experience as police officer or federal criminal law enforcement officer, at least one (1) year of which must have included duties as an instructor in Law Enforcement Training.


Under option (A) a Master’s degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Public Administration or Business Administration may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience as police officer; Under option (B) an AAS degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience as police officer; Under options (A) and (B), possession of current certification as a Police Instructor, from the Bureau for Municipal Police, may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience as an instructor in Law Enforcement Training.


Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.

Contact Human Resources at (716) 851-1840 with any questions.

Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise. At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
SUNY Erie Community College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or in the administration of any of its policies and programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law. This applies to all students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting the Civil Rights Compliance Officer listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies:

Civil Rights Compliance Officer
Tracy Archie, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Equity and Diversity
City Campus, Room 174, 121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-1118

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New York Office
United States Department of Education
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New York, N.Y., 10005-25010;
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