Police Jobs
RealPolice Forums
Police Gear
Police Agencies

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Judy5 is offline Junior Member Judy5 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 15th, 2007
    Posts
    1

    NYS Corrections Academy - what's it like?

    What does the two months worth of training consist of - the good and the bad?

  2. #2
    arod is offline Junior Member arod is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 23rd, 2007
    Posts
    3
    The academy is actually very very simple. Its ran para-military so you will march, learn chain of command and all that, just follow directions and the time flys

  3. #3
    PJ06 is offline Junior Member PJ06 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 19th, 2006
    Posts
    30
    Most important thing ...DON'T QUIT ON THE FIRST WEEK..first and second week might be a little hard because you have to get used to all the new stuff.
    Time goes by fast in there.

  4. #4
    ElmiraMan is offline Humble and Wise ElmiraMan is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 27th, 2008
    Posts
    7
    What are the groups of individuals referred to as..."Classes?" How many people per class?

  5. #5
    PJ06 is offline Junior Member PJ06 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 19th, 2006
    Posts
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by ElmiraMan View Post
    What are the groups of individuals referred to as..."Classes?" How many people per class?
    They call them session

    In the Albany academy there was 3 sessions running at the same time with a 2 week difference.They split each session in to Alpha and Bravo (it goes by last name...A trough L or M is Alpha and M trough Z is Bravo) with approx 30 people in each group.

  6. #6
    Grumpydonkey is offline Junior Member Grumpydonkey is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 29th, 2008
    Location
    Sullivan County NY
    Posts
    5
    I heard it was exausting and mentally taxing. I cant wait. How long does NYS take to give you a hire date after you pass all there tests.

  7. #7
    ElmiraMan is offline Humble and Wise ElmiraMan is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 27th, 2008
    Posts
    7
    Thank you for the answer. Session huh!?! Interesting name. How many people finish out of the 30?

  8. #8
    ElmiraMan is offline Humble and Wise ElmiraMan is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 27th, 2008
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ06 View Post
    They call them session

    In the Albany academy there was 3 sessions running at the same time with a 2 week difference.They split each session in to Alpha and Bravo (it goes by last name...A trough L or M is Alpha and M trough Z is Bravo) with approx 30 people in each group.
    Thank you for the answer. How many people typically drop from the sessions (not that I would intend to)?

  9. #9
    PJ06 is offline Junior Member PJ06 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 19th, 2006
    Posts
    30
    Out of 65 to 70 you might have 6 or 7 that quit the first week..usually on that first sunday.
    Last edited by PJ06; 07-31-08 at 05:32 PM.

  10. #10
    JagiMonster is offline Noobie JagiMonster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jun 16th, 2008
    Location
    Bronx, NY, USA
    Posts
    6
    Anyone have any idea when the next class is for NYS DOCS?

    I took the test in Oct 07.

  11. #11
    ElmiraMan is offline Humble and Wise ElmiraMan is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 27th, 2008
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by JagiMonster View Post
    Anyone have any idea when the next class is for NYS DOCS?

    I took the test in Oct 07.
    Next session is Dec. 1. I will be attending this session. I took the test April 07, scored fairly well but took another job for a while. Reopened my case and got the call a week and a half ago to show up for the upcoming training.

  12. #12
    PJ06 is offline Junior Member PJ06 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 19th, 2006
    Posts
    30
    Good luck everyone..you have about 2 weeks to go right?

  13. This ad will disappear if you login

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts