The Police Academy ScholarS (PASS) program is an 18-month preparatory program designed to provide students at the Monroe College School of Criminal and Social Justice with the skills and mentorship that will fully prepare them to be great candidates to enter a police academy and ultimately become police officers. The PASS program is open to students with a strong interest in policing and law enforcement.
PASS participants will meet over six semesters. Sessions focus on all the components of the hiring process by a police organization including written test prep, and medical, physical, and psychological testing. Additionally, participants will engage in physical training and workouts, academic preparation for actual police academy subjects, and hands-on learning of important police tactics. Participants will also attend off-campus field trips as part of the learning environment.
Students must maintain full-time status and a 3.0 GPA in order to remain in good standing. Students must also take required courses CJ 206 (Police Patrol Procedures) or CJ 208 (History of the NYPD), and CJ 280 (Physical Fitness for Today's Professional) or CJ 281 (Defensive Tactics) as recommended for the AS in Criminal Justice. At the end of the program, the students will come together to celebrate their achievements with a graduation and awards ceremony.