2 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595 
 (914) 231-1827   -   (914) 231-1837 fax


Training Calendar

Directions to Police Academy

Course Description

Registration Form

Andrew J.Spano County Executive


Thomas Belfiore, Commissioner/Sheriff
(Zone Training Coordinator)

Police Academy

Recruit Training

Maryellen Martirano
Director Training Division/Police Academy

Lt. Donald McArthur
Commanding Officer Uniform Training Section

From left to right:   Lieutenant Donald McArthur,
 Police Officer Michael  Samuel, 
Director of Training Maryellen Martirano, 
Detective Mark Carey and Police Officer David Hecker



CPR Class


Tactical Exercise



The Westchester County Department of Public Safety operates the New York State Zone 3 Police Training Academy, which serves the law enforcement communities of Westchester and Putnam Counties. The Training Academy’s primary function is to provide entry level and in-service training to police officers and peace officers within New York State Zone 3.

The Police Academy is the focal point of the Training Division and is located on the grounds of the Grasslands Reservation in the Hamlet of Valhalla, Town of Mount Pleasant adjacent to the Department of Emergency Services Fire and EMS training center. 

Course offerings are also made available to local emergency first responders as well as state and federal health services disciplines. The Training Academy offers specialized courses, designed to develop or enhance specialized skills, for veteran police and peace officers

The Training Academy also developed an extensive training curriculum in counter-terrorism and related topics. These courses include: Basic and Intermediate Incident Command System, Emergency Response to Biological Incidents, Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorism, Managing Civil Actions in Threat Incidents, Basic Intelligence Officers Awareness, Fraudulent Documents, Commercial Vehicle Awareness, Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness and Tactical Operations. 

The Westchester County Police Academy has a long-standing tradition of conducting training for members of the area's law enforcement agencies. The Academy offers a wide array of courses on a variety of topics throughout the year.  The curriculum varies from a Basic Course For Police Officers (Recruit School) to specialized in-service training for veteran officers.  For more information on upcoming courses and registration information, click below to go to the training calendar.