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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

Internship in Criminal Justice

Location: 
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
Length: 
360 hours (9 weeks).
Dates: 
December 1973 - June 1981.*
Learner Outcomes: 
To provide field experience as part of the Student Officer Training Program.
Instruction: 
Structured field experience during which the student officer is introduced to the practical application of police theory and technique. Criminal justice procedures; precinct organizational structure (neighborhood police teams and functional management); crisis intervention; community relations activities; reaction control training; investigatory skills; preventive patrol techniques. Individual students are assigned on a rotating basis to selected field training officers who receive special training and extra compensation for their role. The training officers supervise the field experience and evaluate the performance of the students three times during the internship. The final evaluation and certification as a  police officer takes place at the end of the probationary year.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours as an Internship in Criminal Justice (8/74). *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course continues under the exhibit titled Field Training Program. Please note that there are nearly 6 years between the two versions of this learning experience when credit did not apply.

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