Waterbury Police Academy
The Waterbury Police Department began its own (POSTC) Satellite Police Academy in 2005. Since then, the Waterbury Police Academy has graduated over 300 police officers for the Waterbury Police Department and other police agencies throughout the State of Connecticut.
Waterbury's Police Academy is 31 weeks long and combines over 1000 hours of physical, academic and practical training, using current Waterbury Police Officers, officers from other police agencies and civilian instructors to teach police recruits. After the Police Academy graduation, the new officers are assigned a Field Training Officer (FTO) for an additional 400 hours in a Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP). There officers are evaluated as they put their newly acquired knowledge and skills to use in real situations.