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September 2023

DCJS Patrol Rifle Class


A NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services approved Patrol Rifle Class, was held on September 22nd and 23rd in Delhi, NY. Twelve students from Walton Police, Sidney Police, Nassau County Sheriff, Delhi Police, Chenango County Sheriff, Otsego County Probation, NYC Corrections Department successfully completed the course.

Instructors were from the Delhi Police and Windham Police Departments.

September 2023

DCJS Instructor Development Course


The Delhi Police Training Division just completed another NYS - DCJS Instructor Development Course for police, peace officers and civilians working for a law enforcement agency. Eight students completed the class, which was taught by NYS master police instructors.

Left to right,  photo:

Capt. James Small - Master Instructor DPD

Officer Shawn HIggins - Albany County SHeriff

Sr. Inv. Marshall Cox - NYS - DMV Investigators

Off. Steve Leuthauser - NYSUP Utica

Dep. Ryan Kendrick - Albany SO K-9

Chief Dirk Budd - NYSUP Oneonta

Chief Paul Murray - Albany County 911

Patrick Kervin, Albany County EMS

Off. Shane Sullivan - NYSUP Utica

June 22, 2023

2023 Richard R. Kelly Memorial Award

On Thursday, June 22 the annual Rich Kelly Memorial Award was presented to the outstanding officer from the recent Firearms Instructor Training course.


June, 2023

NYS Firearms Instructor Course

The Capt. James Small Firearms Training Facility held a 10 day, 80 hour NYS Firearms Instructor Course at its facility in Delhi, NY from June 5-9 and June 19-23. There were 16 students from 15 regional law enforcement (LE) agencies enrolled. All of them had at least 3 years experience in LE and the focus of the course was to train them to become certified in training others in the use of firearms.


The course included detailed use and performance of firearms, including qualifying tests on their knowledge and proficiency as well as their ability to apply their knowledge to volunteers. The officers were each assigned a volunteer, all of whom were in various stages of experience in the use of a firearm. In turn, a certified firearms instructor observed and critiqued the trainees in their ability to teach the volunteers. A total overall test score of at least 90% was needed for passing. "If they didn't score a 90 percent, they were out," noted Capt. James Small, Delhi PD training coordinator.


In addition, a written test was given the trainees and a passing score was also required.


Taking the course were: Gregory Martin and Steven Martinez with Eye Q Security, Corey Wengert with Norwich PD, Thomas Yawger, City of Fulton PD, Bret Reimer, Sullivan Co. Probation, James Sitnik, NYSUP@ESF, Cody Scholtes, Albany Co. Sheriff's Off., Christopher LaCotta, David Burdick, and Cory Transue, Chenango Co. Sheriff's Office, Philip Kibbe, NYS Office Fire Prevention and Control, Richard Sabin, SUNY ESF, Jason Bruck, Emmett Vedder and Brett McGuire, Ulster Co. Sherriff's Off.


Instructors included: Capt. James Small, Logan Wood, Harold Stanton, Jr., and Eric Poggoli among others.

On Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m., the annual Rich Kelly Memorial Award will be presented to the outstanding officer in the instructor training program. It will coincide with the barbecue held at the range that evening.


For more information contact


May, 2023

Field Training Officer (FTO) Class

The Delhi Police Training Division recently held the NYS Division of Criminal Justice’s “Field Training Officer” (FTO) class in Delhi, NY. This is a 28 hour course that certifies an officer with at least three years of experience as a field training officer. This allows the FTO to train new officers joining their agency.


Nine students completed this class from the following agencies:

  • Hancock Police

  • NYS-OMH Police

  • Walton Police

  • Norwich Police

  • Herkimer County Public Safety

  • Greene County Sheriff

Instructors were: Capt. James Small, Officer Tiffany Crosier, Officer Richard Bell and Officer Joe Galante.

May, 2023

NYS "Patrol Rifle Operator" Training Class

The Delhi Police Training Division recently held a NYS Division of Criminal Justices “Patrol Rifle Operator” training class. 16 officers from around the State successfully completed this specialized training course. The class was held on May 22nd and 23rd, at the Delhi training facility. Instructors were.provided by the Delhi Police Deptartment

Agencies attending:

  • Cooperstown Police

  • Liberty Police

  • Norwich Police

  • Windham Police

  • Westchester County Corrections

  • Rye Police

  • Horseheads Police

  • Delaware County Sheriff

  • University Police – Oneonta.


May, 2023

Pistol Permit Classes now at the Delhi Police Department Training Range

The Delhi Police Department Training Range is now able to offer the required 18 hour Pistol Safety Training Class. Pistol permit applications must be submitted and a background check complete before applicants are notified they can proceed with scheduling this class. For full information on the permit and application process visit

This class took place over 3 days in May with seven participants.


January, 2023

Instructor Development Class
January 2023


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