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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

Community Relations for Police Officers

Formerly Community Relations for Police
Location: 
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 75 hours. Version 2 or 3: 59 hours. Version 4: 60 hours (8 weeks). Version 5: 60 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: December 1973 - December 1979. Version 2: January 1980 - January 1988. Version 3: February 1988 - December 1990. Version 4: January 1991 - February 1992. Version 5: March 1992 - May 1995.*
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1, 2, or 3:   To provide the student with knowledge of his/her role in the community and the expectations of the community he/she serves. Version 4 or 5: Describe criminal and noncrime-related events and their underlying issues in the community that fall within the responsibility of the police department; explain the role of the police officer in the community with regard to criminal and noncriminal activity; describe techniques for intervention in criminal and noncriminal matters.
Instruction: 

Version 1: Exploration of the etiology, manifestations, and proposed solutions for non crime-related problems that the police service is called upon to resolve.  Discussion of children, adolescents, and the problem of juvenile delinquency; intergroup relations, communications theory, and interviewing; crisis intervention and conflict management; treatment of geographical structures and ethnic communities in New York City. Version 2: Exploration of the manifestations and proposed solutions for non crime-related problems that the police service is called upon to resolve.  Discussion of children, adolescents and the problem of juvenile delinquency, and the elderly; intergroup relations, communications theory, and interviewing; crisis intervention and conflict management; victimology; an overview of community resources; treatment of geographical structures and ethnic communities in New York City. Version 3 or 4: Exploration of the manifestations and proposed solutions for non crime-related problems that the police service is called upon to resolve.  Discussion of children, adolescents and the problem of juvenile delinquency, and the elderly; intergroup relations, communications theory, and interviewing; crisis intervention and conflict management; victimology; an overview of community resources; treatment of geographical structures and ethnic communities in New York City; bias/prejudice; suicide; non-custody emotionally disturbed persons.  Version 5: Exploration of the manifestations and proposed solutions for non crime-related problems that the police service is called upon to resolve. Discussion of children, adolescents and the problem of juvenile delinquency, and the elderly; intergroup relations, communications theory, and interviewing; crisis intervention and conflict management; victimology; an overview of community resources; treatment of geographical structures and ethnic communities in New York City; bias/prejudice; suicide; non-custody emotionally disturbed persons; values in policing; equal employment opportunity under Title VII Law; sexual harassment; the gay and lesbian community.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1:  In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Social Science or Social Work (8/74).   Version 2, 3, 4 or 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Applied Social Science, Applied Sociology, or Social Work (4/85 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation).  *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course's instructional content continues in the course exhibit titled Selected Topics in Behavioral Science for Police Officers.

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