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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Character Assessment Section Basic Investigator Course

Formerly Applicant Processing Division Basic Investigator Course
Formerly: 
Applicant Processing Division Seminar
Course Category: 
Location: 
Police Academy, 235 E 20th Street, New York, NY
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 70 hours (2 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: April 2001 - June 2016.* Version 2: July 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion, students will be able to conduct a police officer candidate background investigation; use effective interviewing techniques; obtain documentation required for a background investigation; synopsize documentation into a case review; recognize conditions in which cases may be closed.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Candidate selection process; screening process; required areas of candidate qualification; criteria for disqualification; differentiating between questioning and interviewing; planning and organizing interviews; detection of deception in an interview situation; verbal and nonverbal communication; obtaining documentation required for a background investigation; assembling documentation into a case review; closing cases.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours as an elective in Criminal Justice (6/01) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as an elective in Criminal Justice (6/16 revalidation).  *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is extended to individuals who completed study between February 1996 and March 2001 upon the successful completion of all current examinations required in the course. The official transcript from the New York City Police Department will indicate whether an individual qualified under this special arrangement.

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