Members of the East Greenbush Police Department are hired from the Rensselaer County Civil Service list and attend the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy located in Schenectady, New York. The academy is 6 month’s in length, and officers are taught courses which include Penal Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Search & Seizure, interviewing and interrogations, juvenile law, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation control, firearms training and certification, and survival techniques.
The Zone 5 Training Academy serves Albany, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties, New York. The Academy is a full service training academy that provides training to both new and veteran officers. Please refer to the following link for more information on the Zone 5 Training Academy.
Members of the East Greenbush Emergency Communications Center are also hired from the Rensselaer County Civil Service list. After getting through the hiring process recruits observe seasoned dispatchers and learn the ins and out of call taking and dispatching of Police,Fire,EMS and Public Works. The East Greenbush Emergency Communications Center also provides Part-Time opportunities. Part-Time dispatchers work hand and hand with Full-Time dispatchers, answer calls and dispatch the proper authorities. For any questions feel free to call our Communications center at (518)-479-2525.