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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

New York State Basic Peace Officer Training Without Firearms (FPR 101)

Formerly Peace Officers Without Firearms (FPR 101)
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York

Version 1: 37 hours (over 6 days or 1 week). Version 2: 40 hours (6 days). Version 3: 99 hours (2 weeks).

Version 1: September 1990 - February 2012. Version 2: March 2012 - December 2012. Version 3: January 2013 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define the law enforcement authority and limitations of police officers, peace officers, and civilians in New York State; explain the role of the peace officer within the criminal justice system; and describe the responsibilities and the standards for ethical conduct of peace officers. Version 3: Same topics as Version 1 and 2; additonally, analyze fire scenes to determine if possible criminal activity was involved; testify in court as a Law Enforcement Officer; employ defensive tactics when necessary; and enforce laws through the writing of violation orders, Notice of Violations and Summonses.


Version 1, 2, and 3: Major topics include: ethics and the law enforcement profession; constitutional law; penal law; criminal procedure law; rules of evidence; court testimony; investigations by peace officers; techniques and mechanics of arrest; field note recording and report writing; conflict resolution.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or Security Administration (12/95) (6/01 revalidation) (11/07 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation). NOTE: Version 1 and 2 of this course were offered to FDNY firefighters and Fire Protection Inspectors. They were awarded 1 semester hour. Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or Security Administration (5/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation). NOTE: Version 3 of this course is offered only to FDNY Probationary Firefighters who successfully complete Fire Supression and Control (FSC 100).