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Former Cazenovia College Welcomes 214th State Police Basic School


Members of the 214th Basic School reported to the New York State Police Auxiliary Academy in Cazenovia on Sunday.  This is the first Basic School to be held on the grounds of the former Cazenovia College, which closed at the end of the spring 2023 semester.  The State Police is leasing portions of the campus, which is currently able to accommodate up to 275 recruits and 115 instructors.

This additional auxiliary academy is part of the Governor’s plan to fund an unprecedented number of Basic School classes, which was announced earlier this year. Governor Hochul secured more than $66 million in the Fiscal Year 2024 Enacted Budget to fund two additional State Police classes.

“With this additional auxiliary academy at Cazenovia College, we can help ensure that the New York State Police is fully staffed with highly trained women and men to keep New Yorkers safe – a top priority for my administration,” Governor Hochul said.  It will create opportunities for more candidates, which will support the State Police’s mission to diversify and grow its ranks. We’re excited to welcome the academy’s first class in October as they prepare to serve our communities.”

This unprecedented expansion will accelerate the rebuilding of the force and increase the number of Troopers dedicated to protecting and serving the people of New York State. This initiative will allow the State Police to increase the number of Community Stabilization Units around the state from 16 to 25. It will also bolster trooper participation in local and federal task forces.

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