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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

Basic Course for Peace Officer (without Firearms) for Fire Prevention Inspectors (FPR 101N)

Course Category: 

Version 1: 35 hours (3 weeks). Version 2: 45 hours. 

Fort Totten, Bayside, NY

Version 1: January 2013 - May 2021. Version 2: June 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Versions 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; describe the responsibilities and the standards for ethical conduct of peace officers; analyze fire scenes to determine if possible criminal activity was involved; and testify in court as a Law Enforcement Officer; and employ defensive tactics when necessary.


Versions 1 and 2: NOTE: This course is only offered to FDNY Fire Protection Inspectors. Major topics include: introduction to constitutional law, powers of a peace officer, New York State Criminal Procedure Law Provisions, ethics in law enforcement, legal system, enforcement procedures, civil law and liability, and conflict resolution. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or Security Administration (6/15) (6/21 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or Security Administration  (6/21 revalidation).