Islip Celebrates 6th Class of Law Enforcement Academy Cadets

Town of Islip Law Enforcement Academy graduation ceremony taking place in Islip Town Hall.

Town of Islip Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 6th class of cadets on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The robust 14-week-long Academy is led by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) certified instructors, and has been developed to better prepare recruits and current officers for service in Islip Town and beyond.

As a point of pride, the DCJS has recommended this academy as a model to other law enforcement agencies. A total of 16 cadets graduated in this class – hailing not only from the Town of Islip, but Smithtown, Babylon, as well as other parts of Suffolk County.

“We are so fortunate in the Town of Islip that our Public Safety Division is comprised of individuals with the skills and resources necessary to build, grow and conduct its own in-house training Academy,” said Islip Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter.

Classroom instruction focuses on law, ethics, communication, daily defensive tactics, as well as de-escalation, Narcan, CPR, First Aid training and more.

“We are proud of our dedicated and knowledgeable instructors, alongside Chief Thomas Lohmann from Smithtown Public Safety, for the invaluable training they provide; we are proud of all our cadets and officers who complete this training, becoming better equipped to serve our residents and the public; and we look on with pride watching the Academy continue to grow as one of the ‘go to’ training facilities in the area,” said the Supervisor.

“On behalf of myself, the Islip Town Board and all of us here at the Town of Islip, please know that as you head into your day-to-day duties, you have our deepest gratitude for all you do, and will do. We truly appreciate your efforts. Be safe and remember, we will always have your back,” concluded Supervisor Carpenter.

Congratulations to the new officers!