Economic & Workforce Development Center: Impact Report 2017-19


The PSTF is a regional, state-of-the-art, emergency training complex for police, fire, and emergency medical personnel. We offer aircraft, burn building, crime scene, firing range and TEAM/TAC training simulators that cover more than 100,000 square feet of space. The training complex houses several degree, certificate and training programs.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program: • Graduated NYS certified paramedics who are immediately ready to perform as EMS providers for area ambulance and fire services. • Provided opportunities for high school graduates to gain entry-level experience in the health care industry as basic EMTs. • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. • Acquired iSIMULATE monitor units to infuse a more realistic learning and clinical environment. • Conducts community CPR classes each year. • Offers support and training to local EMS, fire, and law enforcement agencies for Certified First Responder (CFR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), and First Aid. • Redeveloped the paramedic program in 2018 and graduated the first class in August 2019. • Awarded a Xerox STEM grant for a capital improvment project to upgrade the EMS lab into a SMART classroom. Fire Protection Technology (FPT) Program: • Graduated its first class of Public Safety Communications A.A.S. degree seekers. • Continuing to cross-train Fire and EMS teams. • Re-imagined and implemented innovative classroom technology. Law Enforcement (In-Service Training) Program: • Trained more than 10,000 law enforcement personnel from throughout the northeastern US in various topics and specialty skills (Sept. 2017 - Dec. 2019) • Trained more than 700 law enforcement personnel from across New York State to be police instructors and begin training their own agencies (Sept. 2017 - Dec. 2019). • Co-hosted the National Police of Scotland in a weeklong kidnapping investigation course; the first of its kind in the United States. Other participants includes several local agencies, the FBI (Rochester, Buffalo, NYC and Dallas offices), New York State Police, Ontario Provincial Police, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

• Took a lead role in the design and implementation of training programs required by New York State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services. Programs included the use of force, defensive tactics, fundamental crisis intervention skills for law enforcement, and officer wellness. Law Enforcement (Police Recruits) Academy Program: • Four police academies that trained 143 recruits. • Two corrections officer academies with a total of 69 recruits. • Two University of Rochester public safety officer academies with a total of 40 recruits. • One probation officer academy with 20 recruits. • One special peace officer academy that trained 21 officers. • Implemented a multitude of new Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) mandates. • Added Blue Courage program, and Below 100 to police recruit curriculum. • Added MCC grant-funded defensive tactics equipment for all recruits. • Added a new defensive tactics simulator for all recruits. Security Guard Training Program: • Approved by the NYS Division of Criminal Services, Office of Public Safety, Security Guard program since 1992. • Updated courses to reflect current security guard related topics, and university related topics.

Impact: Trained more than 10,000 law enforcement personnel from

throughout the northeastern US from September 2017 to December 2019.

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