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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

Basic Course for Peace Officers with Firearms


670 hours, including 251 hours of supervised field practice.

30-10 Starr Ave., Long Island City, NY

February 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate critical behaviors and safe driving habits needed by officers in emergency response situations; be proficient in community interaction, suspect apprehension, processing arrests, vehicle operation, vouchering evidence, report writing and officer safety; perform at the 50th percentile in the areas of muscular endurance and cardiovascular capacity or meet a physical fitness standard that has been properly validated demonstrating job relatedness to the physical tasks necessary to be performed by a police officer; identify the behavioral signs of emotional distress, and major causes of emotional distress, mental illness, substance abuse, medical conditions, and situational problems; assess and intervene effectively in situations involving emotionally distressed persons; enhance officer physical safety as well as that of emotionally disturbed persons and others involved in situations; effectively document observations and interventions when involved in situations with an emotionally distressed person; define the role, responsibilities and standards of law enforcement and peace officers; describe constitutional law as applied to the exclusionary rule; assess situations to document factual information and observations accurately and sequentially; synthesize information and fact patterns; properly execute a New York State incident report that is concise, accurate, and free of grammatical errors; analyze effective strategies and techniques during police interactions; apply understanding of procedural justice, community policing, professional communications, and defensive tactics to policing special populations; and explain and apply constitutional requirements for police in areas including standards of proof, search and seizure, temporary questioning of people in public places, interview and interrogation, evidence concepts and accusatory instruments.


The Basic Course for Peace Officers conducted by the New York City Office of the Sheriff consists of classroom instruction and field instruction. The curriculum integrates major themes that correspond to academic content areas taught over six months. Students must successfully complete all components of the course including field experience, physical education, and specialized training such as National Incident Management System (NIMS) to access credit recommendations.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 21 semester hours distributed as follows: 1 semester hour in Emergency Vehicle Operations; 3 semester hours in Criminal Law; 3 semester hours in Police Administration and Police Operations; 3 semester hours in Crisis Intervention; 5 semester hours in Health Science or Physical Education (including 1 semester hour in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training);  and 6 semester hours in Internship in Police Science or Criminal Justice (2/23).