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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

NYPD School Safety Officer Course (Versions 1 - 3)

Formerly Basic Course for Peace Officers Without Firearms; Also known as School Safety Recruit Training

Version 1: 360 hours (8 weeks of classroom instruction and 1 week of field training). Version 2: 560 hours (12 weeks of classroom instruction and 2 weeks of field training). Version 3: 511 hours (3 trimester format). 

300 Gold St., Brooklyn, NY (through December 2000); 29 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY (January 2001 - October 2008); 235 E20th St, New York, NY (October 2008- October 2014); 130-30 28th Ave, Flushing, NY (beginning October 2014)

Version 1: August 2000 - January 2003.*  Version 2: February 2003 - May 2006. Version 3: June 2006 - January 2014. (See Active Course Exhibit within the 'Civilian Training' category for Version 4). 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, 3: Upon successful completion, students will be able to apply pertinent criminal and procedural legal concepts, and appropriate human relations skills to the security and protection of the school environment.


Version 1, 2, 3: Laws of arrest; authority of agents to stop and question; laws of evidence; use of force; radio communications; report writing; weapons detection; visitor control procedures; effective communication skills; cultural diversity; hate crimes; crisis intervention; ethics; self-defense; frisking and handcuffing; first aid and CPR.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Security Administration (6/01) (6/06 revalidation). *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is extended to individuals who completed study between December 1998 and July 2000 upon the successful completion of all current examinations required in the course. The official transcript from the New York City Police Department will indicate whether an individual qualified under this special arrangement. Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Security Administration, and in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in physical education (6/11). NOTE: An earlier version of this training program under the sponsorship of the New York City Board of Education Division of School Safety was recommended for credit from September 1993 to November 1995.