Public Safety Program

Public Safety

The NJCU Division of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning offers a non-credit Public Safety program. First responders including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, rescuers, and other trained members of organizations tasked with public safety-related work will receive training on a variety of public safety issues.



Classes will be held throughout the semester on the main campus of NJCU at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.

Law Enforcement / Public Safety:

Report Writing - An officer’s official report is the document that memorializes their observations and actions. Depending upon how the report is written, it can be used to either help or hurt the officer and/ or the efforts of a prosecuting attorney in a court of law. Course content will include use of good, simple English, proper sentence structure, and organizing the elements of a report. Course Length is 8 hours

Fundamentals of Community Policing - Community Policing not only describes the practice of community policing but also examines how it can be effectively applied. Comprised of interactive modules, the course explores partnerships, problem solving and organizational transformation as they relate to specific issues and challenges facing today’s law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve. As such it is a valuable and appropriate training opportunity for a wide variety of law enforcement and public safety professionals ranging from new hires to experienced personnel. Course Length is 8 hours

Understanding of Juvenile Investigations - Proper handling of incidents involving juveniles is essential. Whether involved as suspects, victims or witnesses, these cases represent a special set of issues, and proper police response is critical. This course will teach law enforcement officers appropriate methods and procedures to implement with juveniles as suspects, victims or witnesses. Topics covered include: the intricacies of interviewing juveniles; investigating cases of child abuse, as well as missing and runaway juveniles; sex crimes; child victims of pornography and sexting; investigating bullying charges; and underage drinking; and includes segments on objectives of a successful investigation, crime scene management strategies, and interview and interrogation techniques. Course Length is 8 hours

Basic Concepts of Arrest, Search, and Seizure -This course is designed to give a broad overview of federal constitutional, statutory and case law regarding Fourth Amendment rights for individuals suspected or accused of committing crimes. Students will be given an opportunity to analyze the effectiveness and fairness of such law as it relates to police authority, society and the defendant. Covers issues and procedures regarding stops, frisks, searches, and seizures. Reviews the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, Terry V. Ohio, the exclusionary rule, stops, arrests, privacy issues, search warrants and warrantless searches, and seizures. Reviews case law, current events and statutory law. Course Length is 8 hours

Introduction to Search Warrant Writing - This program focuses on important aspects of the search warrant process. Topics that will be addressed are the preparation of the affidavit and search warrant, scope and intensity of the search, preparation and execution of the warrant and common search warrant problems. This course will address issues relating to the steps needed to obtain all forms of electronic records, including telephone toll billing records, mobile telephone records, cell site information and e-mail. Course Length is 8 hours 

Medical Training

ASHI Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) - ASHI Emergency Medical Response training program is designed to provide non-EMS responders including government, corporate, law enforcement, and corrections personnel with a level of training comparable to a professional Emergency Medical Responder. This 48-hour course is consistent with national EMS curriculum requirements and education standards, however, it is not the intent of the Emergency Medical Response program to cross the EMS scope of practice threshold. Course Length is 48 hours. Prerequisite: Current, valid professional-level BLS certification (Basic Life Support).Accepted BLS courses are American Red Cross or American Heart Association.  

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers - Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Course Length is 4 hours 

ASHI CPR & AED - Designed for non-medical professionals teaching adult, child, infant CPR as well as the use of an automated external defibrillation (AED). This course will prepare individuals to respond to a cardiac arrest or cocking emergency. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Course Length is 4 hours 

ASHI First Aid - Teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Course Length is 4 hours 

ASHI Pediatric First Aid- Teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.  It covers the Four Steps of First Aid and pediatric first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding. Course Length is 4 hours 

ASHI Bloodborne Pathogens- Teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. Course Length is 2.5 hours 

ACS Bleeding Control (B-Con) - Teaches individuals  to assist with trauma patients while waiting for first responders or EMS to arrive and the use of a tourniquet. The course has been designed for students who have received little or no prior medical training. Course Length is 4 hours 

ASHI Epi-Pen Training - Teaches students on the use and administration of epinephrine Auto-Injectors, the causes of severe allergic reactions, how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis, the legal considerations for administering epinephrine, and how to prepare for an anaphylactic emergency. Course Length is 4 hours