NYPD Elective Classes


The NYPD elective courses are designed for New York Police Officers to test their knowledge of the material contained in the NYPD Patrol Guide.

Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program may apply the credits earned through completion of these elective courses towards their degree.
 
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) degree program is a total of 120 credit hours. Aspen University can accept a maximum of 90 credit hours through a combination of transfer credits, earned from approved and accredited college coursework, and approved portfolio credit in the form of verified police academy training. (Transfer credit and portfolio credit is applied according to the standards of accreditation and at the sole discretion of the registrar.)

Students who feel they have adequate existing knowledge in the subject matter of a course may elect to take a competency exam in lieu of the course. Competency exams for NYPD electives are delivered via the online platform and access is granted on alternating Tuesdays of every month.

  • Each NYPD Elective course/competency exam is worth 1 credit hour.
  • Successful completion of a course or exam requires a score of 60% or better.
  • The tuition fee for each competency exam is $50.00 per credit hour.

If you are interested in applying to criminal justice program please contact us.

Email: admissions@aspen.edu
Phone: 800-373-7814

All students must be verified through the Key prior to beginning the exam. Please indicate if you will be taking the Lieutenant or Sergeants version of the course.

Course Descriptions

All required materials are provided within the course.

CJ200 - Operational Duties And Responsibilities (1 credit)

This course examines the duties and responsibilities of the upper management and executive levels of the N.Y.P.D. Students will explore the tasks of various positions including Desk Officer, Patrol Supervisor, Supervisor of Anti-Crime Control, Training Sergeant and School Safety Sergeant. Additionally, the course will breakdown the duties and responsibilities of all subordinate members, including civilians, at the command level. Attention will also be given to Legal Bureau bulletins and an introduction to Compstat mathematics, specifically percentages and percentage changes.

CJ201 - Law Enforcement Personnel Conduct (1 credit)

In this course, the student will explore topics of use of force, use of deadly physical force, compliance with orders, fitness for duty, public contact, off duty conduct, residence requirements, and integrity monitoring procedures. Students will also examine related New York State Penal Laws and legal bureau bulletins.

CJ210 - Firearms And Law Enforcement Equipment (1 credit)

This course explores the N.Y.P.D. regulations regarding firearms, and uniforms. Topics covered include handgun purchase/sale, the required firearms and equipment, the repair and maintenance and the disposal of authorized firearms. Additionally, students will examine the N.Y.P.D. regulations and issues regarding the ownership and proper use of uniforms. Topics covered include the protective vest, emblems/insignias/breast bars, the purchase and inspection of uniforms, procedures for lost or damaged uniforms and general regulations with regards to the appropriate use of uniforms and related apparel.

CJ215 - Personnel and Human Resource Regulations (1 credit)

In this course, the student will learn about various employment rules and regulations as they apply to the N.Y.P.D. Topics covered include discrimination, sick reporting procedures, line of duty injuries, trauma counseling, drug screening, exposure to infectious diseases and hazmat, AWOL, jury duty, military leave, and resignation and retirement. Students will also cover related legal bureau bulletins and NYS penal law articles.

CJ220 - Law Enforcement Violations and Discipline (1 credit)

In this course, the student will explore types of disciplinary violations, proper reporting of disciplinary violations observed, and imposing authorized penalties. In addition, the student will be taught the process for handling serious disciplinary matters including: suspension, modified assignment, and dismissal from the Department. Moreover, the student will examine the proper techniques for investigating and interviewing members of the Department regarding disciplinary matters including: members being unfit for duty due to alcohol or drugs, members being arrested, and/or domestic violence incidents. Finally, the course will cover the proper procedures for reporting allegations of misconduct and/or corruption against members of the service or any government employee.

CJ225 - Corruption and Incident Complaints (1 credit)

In this course, students will examine the department's complaint reporting system -the backbone of the COMPSTAT process. Specifically they will explore which types of complaints don't get recorded on a complaint report and the alternate means used to record such complaints. In addition, the student will review the processes for; voiding complaints improperly recorded, recording and forwarding complaints to be recorded elsewhere, and where to send duplicate copies of complaints for specific categories of complaints (proper investigative units). Moreover, students will explore the proper techniques for recording Bias Motivated Incidents, Threats to Witnesses, Carjacking, Police Impersonation Robberies and Stolen Vehicles. Finally, students will examine the proper procedures for recording Civilian Complaints made against fellow officers.

CJ230 - Arrest Procedures (1 credit)

This course explores laws of arrest, rights of persons arrested (Miranda), arrests by civilians, general arrest processing, and the proper searching, fingerprinting and photographing prisoners. In addition, the students will examine the proper procedures for conducting lineups and show-ups, issuing Desk Appearance Tickets, and processing property for forfeiture proceedings. Finally, students will study the proper procedures for processing the following types of arrests: Bribery of a member of the service, Domestic Violence, Prostitution, Gambling, Narcotics, Driving while Intoxicated, and Warrants issued by Family Court, Criminal Court, Supreme Court.

CJ235 - Summons & Prisoner Procedures (1 credit)

This course explores laws of arrest, rights of persons arrested (Miranda), arrests by civilians, general arrest processing, and the proper searching, fingerprinting and photographing prisoners. In addition, the students will examine the proper procedures for conducting lineups and show-ups, issuing Desk Appearance Tickets, and processing property for forfeiture proceedings. Finally, students will study the proper procedures for processing the following types of arrests: Bribery of a member of the service, Domestic Violence, Prostitution, Gambling, Narcotics, Driving while Intoxicated, and Warrants issued by Family Court, Criminal Court, Supreme Court.

CJ237 - Command Operations (1 credit)

This course introduces students to topics of hostage/barricaded persons, bomb threats, reports of suspected explosive devices, evacuation of NYC Transit trains and procedures at scenes of critical situations on transit, crime scene investigations affecting transit. Additional topics include unusual occurrences, stop question and frisk, citywide intelligence reporting, Lo-Jack systems and removal of power from the subway system. Students will also explore inspections of NYC Housing Authority buildings and be introduced to procedures regarding firearms discharges, confrontation situations, hazardous materials, labor disputes, vacate orders, and vehicle pursuits.

CJ240 - Emergency Incidents and Management (1 credit)

In this course, students will explore types of mobilizations, duties at a disorder and large-scale arrest processing. In addition, the course covers the proper response to a mobilization of off-duty personnel and policing special events. Students will explore the proper management structure for critical incidents in NYC, the specific capabilities of various city agencies, the duties and responsibilities of various Command Staff and General Staff positions in the Citywide Incident Management System (CIMS). Finally, the course will detail the proper procedures for checking in at a CIMS managed event, recording, assigning and supervising resources arriving at such an event and the protocol for inter-agency interactions.

CJ245 - Life Situations and Enforcement (1 credit)

This course examines the implementation of the following programs: Padlock Law, Narcotics Eviction, Graffiti Rewards, Cases for Legal Action, Driveway Tow, and Project Safe Horizon (Domestic Violence). In addition, students will explore the proper procedures for handling unlawful evictions, lawful evictions and repossessions, stop work orders, unnecessary noise violations, removing derelict and abandoned vehicles, and securing commercial premises after a Burglary. Finally, the course will detail the proper procedures for conducting car stops and review court decisions that illustrate the types of searches that are permissible under the New York State and United States Constitutions.

CJ250 - Procedural Issues Involving Juveniles (1 credit)

This course details the correct procedures for the care of dependent, lost, abused and runaway children including inter-agency protocols in such cases. Students explore procedures for dealing with truants and juvenile delinquents, handcuffing students inside school facilities and search protocols for School Safety Agents. Finally, the course outlines the specific laws which, when violated, mandate the processing of a juvenile arrestee as an adult in the criminal court, also the procedures for processing a juvenile delinquent in the family court and releasing delinquents to the recognizance of their parent/guardian.

CJ255 - Aideds & Accidents (1 credit)

This course details the general procedures for rendering aid to sick, injured and lost persons and the specific procedures for handling dead human bodies both in public and private places. In addition, students examine the process for handling emotionally disturbed persons including the use of non-lethal restraining devices. Moreover, the course will describe the proper techniques for investigating and recording motor vehicle accidents with or without injuries and including those involving fatalities. Finally, students will discover the proper procedures for handling motor vehicle accidents involving police department vehicles.

CJ260 - Property Procedure and Processing (1 credit)

This course details the invoicing of property, delivering property to the Property Clerk's Office or the Lab, removing invoiced property to court, and Field Testing of Marijuana. Additionally, students will explore the proper procedures for handling and processing unusual property including firearms, narcotics, boats, stolen vehicles, evidence involving a sexual assault, computer evidence, and dye marked and/or exploding currency. Moreover, the student will explore the proper procedures for searching residences and obtaining search warrants. Finally, the students will review court decisions that illustrate the types of searches that are permissible under the New York State and the United States Constitutions.

CJ265 - Department Property and Court Appearances (1 credit)

In this lesson, the student will learn about investigating lost or stolen Department Property, inspecting Department lockers in connection with an official Department investigation, and investigating the loss of a member's firearm. In addition, the student will be taught the proper procedures for conducting daily and weekly inspections of Department vehicles, repairing and washing of Department vehicles, and the use of Department radios, computers and specialized equipment. Moreover, the students will review an officers duties and conduct in court, the processing Freedom of Information Act requests, and when and how to obtain the assistance of a Department attorney or the Corporation Counsel. Finally, the students will review court decisions that illustrate the rights of persons arrested (Miranda Issues) and identification procedures (line-ups and show-ups) that are permissible under the New York State and the United States Constitutions.