Preparing to Protect and Serve

Training Director Michael Asmolik (left) is pictured with the 2018 class of Central New York Police Academy graduates (left to right): Michael Bufano, David Savich, Mark Lembo, Bradley Boothe, Michael McHarris and Joshua A’Hearn.

OCC’s Central New York Police Academy has educated another outstanding class of future law enforcement officers. Six recruits completed the rigorous program which lasted approximately 10 months and included 650 hours of training in the following areas:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Laws of New York State
  • Law Enforcement Skills
  • Community Interaction
  • Mass Casualties and Major Events
  • Investigations

There was also a focus on physical training three nights a week and Saturday mornings.

Students who complete the Police Academy program are in high demand. One has already been hired by the Town of Campus Police Department. Several others are currently being interviewed by police agencies.

OCC’s Police Academy was the first pre-employment program to be authorized by the NYS Division of Criminal Services in 2003. The program is run by Training Director Michael Asmolik, a retired Sergeant with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Academy can do so by contacting Becky Buff at (315) 498-6042 or

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