Jason W. Ostrowe

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Assistant Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

EMAIL: jostrowe@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-656

Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tues. (12:30-2:00) & Thurs. (12:30-2:00)

Phone: +1 (212) 776-6238

Jason W. Ostrowe, Ph.D. is a sixth-year full-time faculty member at BMCC. As an Assistant Professor teaching criminal justice and former police officer with 15 years of service, Dr. Ostrowe brings to BMCC both his extensive professional experience and academic training.

His research interests involve federal pattern or practice investigations of police by DOJ under 14141, criminal justice education, and police training.

As a 9/11 WTC first-responder, Dr. Ostrowe was recently appointed to serve a four-year term as a representative to the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee.


Federal pattern or practice intervention and police reform by DOJ under 14141, criminal justice education.


Ph.D – CUNY Graduate Center; Criminal Justice, Specialization: Policy, Oversight, and Administration

MPA – John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Specialization: Management and Operations

Graduate Certificate in Police Studies – John Jay College of Criminal Justice

B.A. – SUNY at Oswego; Public Justice and Psychology

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

Intervention and Reform: Addressing Misconduct in American Police Departments (Book Chapter) in forthcoming: Exploring Global Perspectives in Policing.


Ostrowe, J. W., (2021) “The Return of 14141: Federal Oversight in the Biden Administration”. ACJS Today, Vol. XLVII(2)

Ostrowe, J. W., (2020) “Federal Intervention of Police Under 14141: A State-of-the-Art Literature Review”. Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 44(1).

Ostrowe, J. W.,  (2020) “Teaching 9/11 in the Age of Pandemic and Protest”.  ACJS Today, Vol. XLVI(4)

Ostrowe, J. W., (2019) “Municipal Police Under Federal Control: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Title 42 U.S.C. Section 14141 Negotiated Settlements” . CUNY Academic Works.https://academicworks.cuny.edu/gc_etds/3268


Honors, Awards and Affiliations


2021 ACJS Ken Peak Innovations in Teaching Award

2020 ACJS National Criminal Justice Month Program of the Year Award

2011 Carl Schreiber Award for Academic Excellence

1998 Outstanding Senior in Law Enforcement, SUNY Oswego


World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences

Criminal Justice Educators Associations of New York State

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

9/11 Rescue and Recovery Worker

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