Public School Security Personnel and School Resource Officers; One Day Training Program



The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Service Training Division has scheduled a 1-day training session as required by CGS Section 7-294x, titled “Council to provide training to public school security personnel,” which stipulates the following:

“The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) established under section 7-294b of the general statutes shall provide training to security personnel employed in the public schools by a local or regional board of education.  Such training shall include drug detection and gang identification.”

This program is targeted for school security personnel, school administrators and school resource officers.  The training program is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at New Britain High School located at 110 Mill St. New Britain, CT 06052.

The training will be conducted by Captain Daniel Papoosha, Connecticut Department of Corrections, Agent Michelle Sylvestre, State Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division, and Aisha Hamid, a staff member of Wheeler Clinic. 

The topics to be covered are:

  1. The definition of gangs, gang life-style, structured and non-structured gangs, social media sites, crimes committed by gangs, language/terms, firearms, facsimile firearms, and information sharing.   (Captain Papoosha)
  2. Overview of commonly abused illicit and licit substances, depressants, stimulants-designer drugs, hallucinogens-designer drugs and anabolic steroids (Agent Sylvestre)
  3. An introductory training on (Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (Adolescent SBIRT).  Adolescent SBIRT is a comprehensive public health approach to the prevention, early intervention, and timely referral to treatment for substance use.  (Aisha Hamid – Wheeler Clinic)

Please complete the registration form located on our website at and forward it to the attention of Barbara Fullenwiley by email at or fax to (203) 238-6119.  The deadline date is July 24, 2020.  If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Fullenwiley, at 203-427-2622.

All personnel you enroll will be automatically registered and a conformation will not be sent.  We ask all police agencies to assist us in notifying and inviting their respective school officials of this training opportunity.

Police Personnel who successfully complete the training program will be eligible for Review Training Credit as follows: Curriculum Area V: Criminal Investigations, (5) five hours. 

There is no tuition for this course.  Lunch may be purchased at nearby restaurants.  The uniform dress code for POSTC In-Service Training (POSTC General Notice 90-03) will be in effect. 

DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POSTC does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions.