Waterbury Police Academy
The Department began running its own Police Officer Standard Training Council (POSTC) Satellite Police Academy in 2005. Since then, the Waterbury Police Academy has graduated almost 200 police officers for the Waterbury Police Department and other police agencies throughout the State of Connecticut.
Waterbury’s Police Academy 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 the police recruits. After the police academy graduation, the new officers are put into a 10-week Field Training Officer (FTO) Program to put their newly acquired knowledge to use in real situations.