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Welcome to the Orange County Police Chiefs Association web site

The Police Chiefs’ Association is the sponsoring authority for the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County Police Academy. The Police Academy is a certified, full-time New York State Municipal Police Training Council police academy that conducts the New York State Basic Course for Police, along with many in-service law enforcement courses.

The Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County Police Academy was formed in 2006. From 2006 to 2019, over 440 recruit police officers have been trained in the Basic Course for Police. Yearly, the Police Academy trains upwards of 400 police officers. In addition, the Chiefs’ Association and the Police Academy act in cooperation with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services to arrange training venues, county-wide.

Our Mission

Group of officers in a room
Group of officers in a room

The principle purpose of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County is to provide a forum to work in cooperation with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, community agencies, groups, or other government departments to promote confidence, understanding, trust, competence and professionalism to achieve our law enforcement objectives.

Latest News

Basic Course for Police

UPDATE: The start for the next Basic Course for Police will be March 4, 2024 Tuition is $2000 for Association member

New BAO online recertification process

A new BAO online recertification process has been released. Please see the attached pdf for instructions. BAO Online Recertification Course Instructions