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 2020: Tues. (2:00-3:30), & Thurs. (2:00-3:30)

Phone: +1 (212) 776-6238

Jason W. Ostrowe, Ph.D. is a fifth-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 intervention and reform of police 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 Intervention, Police Reform, 14141, Oversight of Police, Criminal Justice Education, Police Training, 9/11 Rescue and Recovery


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

Federal Intervention and Oversight of Police Under 14141


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

Ostrowe, Jason. W., “Teaching 9/11 in the Age of Pandemic and Protest” (Forthcoming). ACJS Today, Sept. 2020.

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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

Police Executive Research Forum

9/11 Rescue and Recovery Worker

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