Addressed Training Issues
- Defensive Tactics
- Firearms Automated Training
- In Service Training
- Other Training
- Remedial Training
- Specialized Schools
- Use of Force
- Youth Camp
Annually, each department member receives eight hours of refresher training in the proper application of arrest tactics and procedures which includes:
- "Come along" techniques
- Handcuffing techniques
- PR24 (nightstick) training
Each spring and fall, every police officer must qualify with their Department issued sidearm, shotgun and off duty weapon, to remain proficient in their ability to fire a weapon
Firearms Automated Training System training is a computerized judgmental firearms system (virtual reality) where each officer is faced with a number of different scenarios and must decide, within a split second, whether to shoot or not to shoot a suspect or "good guy."
The system records all of the officers shots, evaluates the officers actions and reaction time. Each officer undertakes this training annually.
Every month, all officers are required view two, 30 minute training video’s, which instructs officers on police tactics and procedures along with issues pertaining to the law.
Private corporations, who are nationally recognized for police training, professionally produce these videos. The Training Unit maintains a comprehensive video library which is available to each officer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN)
Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN) is a privately owned and operated television company which produces daily programming designed exclusively for police officers. LETN provides its subscribers with instruction on all phases of police work, which is delivered, directly to Greenburgh Police headquarters via satellite.
The Departments certified instructors prepare lesson plans pertaining to various issues of police work. The instructors incorporate these lesson plans into the Department’s curriculum and it is delivered to each officer in lecture form during roll call or as the need arises.
Recently, the Training Unit contracted with a private corporation to offer, all officers special training in Cultural Diversity where each members was educated to the many different cultures which make up our society.
Each officer was shown how to better serve and interact with these cultures.
All officers attend an 8 hours course of study in Verbal Judo where they were instructed in various verbal techniques to attempt to defuse hostile and potentially hostile situation without resorting to physical force.
When certain officers demonstrate the need for additional training in a particular area of police work, the Training Unit gives these officers, one on one, remedial training in an attempt to aid the officer in the deficient area(s).
The Training Unit researches the availability of specialized schools being offered by the police academy, FBI, other police agencies, along private training firms, to enroll Greenburgh police officers in these schools to further their course of study or introduce new procedures.
Annually, every police officer receives eight hours of classroom refresher training on the proper use of physical force as set forth in Article 35 of the New York State Penal Law, Case Law and Department Rules and Regulations.
Decision Making Process
This type of training assists the officer in the decision making process of when, how and why to use the various types of force. Along with this instruction, officers are refreshed in the proper use and application of pepper spray.
The Greenburgh Police Department sponsors a summer youth camp.
"Mini" Police Academy
The camp is designed to be a "mini" police academy which lasts seven weeks during July and August, where the campers receive instruction in:
- Daily physical training
- First aid
- The law
- Police procedures
- Water safety
Lectures & Guest Instructors
The campers receive lectures from guest instructors in specific areas of police work and take chaperoned field trips to various governmental and correctional institutions.