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National College Credit Recommendation Service
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision | Evaluated Learning Experience
Investigation and Evidence Collection
Approximately 15 hours (7 weeks).
New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
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.
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.
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) (7/21 revalidation).
NOTE: The Recruit Training Program is comprised of 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 and the required probationary work period in order to qualify for the credit recommendations.