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: Tues. (11:15-12:15), & Thurs. (1:30-3:30)

Phone: +1 (212) 776-6238

Professor Ostrowe is in his fourth year as full-time criminal justice faculty at BMCC. He earned his Ph.D. in criminal justice from the CUNY Graduate Center, a Master of Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY at Oswego.

Prior to coming to BMCC, Dr. Ostrowe’s professional experience involved approximately 16 years of police service as a patrol officer, police academy instructor, and policy analyst in the NYPD.

Along with his current role as Assistant Professor, Dr. Ostrowe maintains certifications from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services as a Master Instructor, Instructor Evaluator, Police General Topics Instructor, and NYS Security Instructor with past teaching experience involving graduate-level instruction at John Jay College, as a former police trainer in the NYPD, and as a leadership and development specialist for a private security firm in the New York area.

In addition to his education and criminal justice experience, Dr. Ostrowe is a certified 9/11 rescue and recovery worker.


Criminal Justice Education, Police Training, Federal Intervention of Police under Section 14141, Policy Analysis, Mixed-Methods, 9/11 First Responders, 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers.


Doctor of Philosophy – CUNY Graduate Center; Criminal Justice, Specialization: Policy, Oversight, and Administration

Master of Public Administration – John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Specialization: Management and Operations

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

Bachelor of Arts – SUNY at Oswego; Double Major: Public Justice and Psychology

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

In Proposal – The lived experiences of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers: A twenty-year retrospective.


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

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

Police Executive Research Forum

Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences

Criminal Justice Educators Associations of New York State

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Sciences

9/11 Rescue and Recovery Worker

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