Police Officer and Peace Officer Registry

Registry Requirements

Effective January 1, 2011, the police and peace officer registries have been consolidated. The changes relate primarily to manner in which DCJS administers the registries and have little effect on officers or employers.

When a Police Officer or Peace Officer is originally appointed to an agency, the employer must register the officer with the Office of Public Safety pursuant to section 845 of the Executive Law.

Adding Records

To add a newly appointed officer to the Registry, an employer must submit an initial Police Officer Registry Entry / Certification of Initial Employment form (DCJS - 2214-a) or Peace Officer Registry Entry / Certification of Initial Employment form as appropriate.

Modifying Records

Section 845 of the Executive Law requires police and peace officer employers to submit annual employment reports to the Office of Public Safety by January 15th of each year. The employer must submit a police officer or peace officer registry update form, and must include information identifying whether each employee's record has been deleted or modified. Personal data concerning the employee is also included. Police officer employers may obtain additional information by email at OPS.RecordsMgt@dcjs.ny.gov or calling the Office of Public Safety at (518) 485-2667. Download the Police Officer Registry Update Form or Download the Peace Officer Registry Update Form.

Training Requirements

Section 209-q of the General Municipal Law defines the training requirements for police officers. Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, Part 6020 further specifies the training courses that police officers must complete. Topics and hours are listed for each course. All training must be approved by the Office of Public Safety before the course is scheduled to begin. A detailed description of training requirements is available here.

Section 2.30 of the Criminal Procedure Law defines the training requirements for peace officers. Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, Part 6025 further specifies the training courses that peace officers must complete based on employment status and weapons classification, and further specifies the topics and hours courses that peace officers must complete. All training must be approved by the Office of Public Safety before the course is scheduled to begin. A detailed description of training requirements is available here.

For more information please emailor call us at 518-457-2667.