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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

New York State Basic Peace Officer Training Without Firearms (FPR 101)

Formerly Peace Officers Without Firearms (FPR 101)
Course Category: 

Version 1: 37 hours (over 6 days or 1 week). Version 2: 40 hours (6 days). Version 3: 99 hours (2 weeks).

New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York

Version 1: September 1990 - February 2012. Version 2: March 2012 - December 2012. Version 3: January 2013 - June 2021.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 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; and describe the responsibilities and the standards for ethical conduct of peace officers. Version 3: Same topics as Version 1 and 2; additonally, analyze fire scenes to determine if possible criminal activity was involved; testify in court as a Law Enforcement Officer; employ defensive tactics when necessary; and enforce laws through the writing of violation orders, Notice of Violations and Summonses.


Version 1, 2, and 3: Major topics include: ethics and the law enforcement profession; constitutional law; penal law; criminal procedure law; rules of evidence; court testimony; investigations by peace officers; techniques and mechanics of arrest; field note recording and report writing; conflict resolution.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or Security Administration (12/95) (6/01 revalidation) (11/07 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation). NOTE: Version 1 and 2 of this course were offered to FDNY firefighters and Fire Protection Inspectors. They were awarded 1 semester hour. Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or Security Administration (5/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation). NOTE: Version 3 of this course is offered only to FDNY Probationary Firefighters who successfully complete Fire Supression and Control (FSC 100).