Cazenovia College will be closing at the end of the 2022-23 academic year and will not be accepting applications for the 2023-24 Police Academy. We expect the Madison County Regional Pre-Employment Police Academy to move to a nearby college located within Madison County.  While the process to transition the Police Academy is underway, we encourage those interested in applying for the next class to share their contact information using our 2023-24 Police Academy Interest Form. 


Civilians or sworn police officers may attend Phase I training. Cadets must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be citizens or lawful residents of the United States
  2. Not have been convicted of a felony
  3. Possess either a high school or high school equivalency (HSE) diploma

There are no minimum or maximum age requirements for cadets. However, it should be noted that pursuant to §58 of the Civil Service Law, a candidate seeking permanent appointment to a police officer title must be twenty years of age as of the date of appointment, and not more than thirty-five years of age as of the date when the applicant takes the written examination. Time spent on military duty or on terminal leave, not exceeding a total of six years, shall be subtracted from the age of any applicant who has passed his or her thirty-fifth birthday.