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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision | Evaluated Learning Experience

Investigation and Evidence Collection

Location: 
New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.
Length: 

Approximately 15 hours (7 weeks).

Dates: 
December 1993 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course. students will be able to engage in investigative techniques and collect and secure appropriate evidence and conduct institutional searches and seizures.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: eye witness and rules of evidence; interrogations and statements; physical evidence; preliminary investigation; testifying in court; cell frisk role play; contraband and frisk; drugs and other contraband.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour as Investigative Techniques in Criminal Justice (12/98) (7/05 revalidation) (7/15 revalidation).

NOTE: The Recruit Training Program comprises 280 hours of instruction over 7 weeks (320 hours over 8 weeks since January 2004) and 160 hours of supervised on-the-job orientation over an additional 4 weeks (120 hours over 3 weeks since January 2004). Nine areas represent the academic and practical components of the curriculum that carry college credit recommendations. The hours listed for each area are approximate and may vary somewhat depending upon the needs of each class. The content covered and learning objectives achieved are similar with each administration. Recruits must complete the entire 11 week program to benefit from the credit recommendations. In addition, for certain areas (see Note at the end of specific exhibits), the recruit must also complete a required probationary work period in order to qualify for the credit recommendation for that area.

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