Division of Criminal Justice Services

Office of Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety is responsible for the administration of both mandated police and peace officer certified training programs as well as initiatives developed to enhance the productivity and professionalism of public and private law enforcement and public safety personnel in New York. Additionally, the Office Of Public Safety is responsible for the approval and certification of police training courses and security guard instructors and schools. The following programs and services outline the responsibilities assigned to the Office of Public Safety either through Executive Law or other government mandate or recommendation.


The mission of the Office of Public Safety is to reduce crime and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement, public safety and security organizations located within New York State, and to increase public confidence by promoting professionalism through standardized training and support.