Police Science
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Program Competencies

Upon graduating the Police Science Program, the officer will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the criminal justice vocabulary;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and historical background in the three parts of criminal justice: law enforcement, courts and corrections;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theories and causes of crime, whether economic, sociological and psychological;
  • operate a police vehicle in pursuit and rapid response situations;
  • prepare clear and concise police report and memos;
  • understand the fundamentals of police crime-scene investigation and other complaints
  • earn certification as an EMS First Responder;
  • attain a level of physical fitness consistent with Cooper Standards;
  • prove proficiency in arrest techniques, including use of non-lethal weapons;
  • perform patrol and traffic functions efficiently; and
  • possess familiarity with New York State Criminal Laws (e.g Penal Law, Code of Criminal Procedure and V&T Laws).

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ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.


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