Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Dr. Dora B. Schriro

Thomas E. Flaherty
Police Academy Administrator

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2016

Contact: Scott DeVico

(203) 525-6959

354th Recruit Class of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council to Graduate

Ceremony to Take Place on December 21, 2016

   (Meriden, CT)-The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) proudly announces the graduation of Recruit Class #354. The class of 48 Police Officers, representing 22 Municipal Police Departments, the University of Connecticut Police Department, and the Yale University Police Department, will complete their training program on December 21, 2016.

   A graduation ceremony will be held at Central Connecticut State University’ Welte Hall in New Britain on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm. 

   The class roster consists of police officers representing police departments in Berlin, Bethel, Bloomfield, Fairfield, Farmington, Groton City, Groton Town, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, South Windsor, Stamford, Stonington, University of Connecticut, West Hartford, West Haven, Windsor, and Yale University.

   The recruits have completed an 880-hour Basic Training Curriculum at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, encompassing Academic classes, Practical Skills, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Patrol Driving, Penal Code, Motor Vehicle Law, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure and a host of other topics.