Professional Studies

Professional Studies

Forensic science continuing education

Are you forensic professional, or interested in what it means to be a forensic scientist? Learn more about our non-credit Forensic Science Continuing Education programs at John Jay College. Our programs are open to professionals and students alike who are interested in this field. 

customized training

At Professional Studies, we can create customized training to meet your organization's needs, and respond to current changes in law and regulations that impact the delivery of your services. 


Due to COVID-19, we will convert our trainings where possible to an online environment.  Any trainings requiring hands-on experiential learning will be in compliance with the New York State Department of Health safety protocols. 

Mission Statement

Fern Chan, Director
Fern Chan,  Director

Professional Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice provides non-credit professional development training and education to Public Safety, Public Service, Social Justice, and Criminal Justice agencies and organizations. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality training in accordance with the overall mission of the college to educate fierce advocates for justice.  In addition to providing subject matter that comply with state certification rules and industry standards, where applicable, Professional Studies strives to incorporate in its programs core learning skills that not only enable training participants to perform their duties as effective and efficient public safety professionals, but also as good citizens in a diverse, complex, and evolving society.

At the core of our programs are our faculty, scholars and instructors who are committed to innovative analysis, interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives to further the discourse on the complex issues surrounding crime, justice and public safety in a free society.  By bringing together John Jay’s distinguished and diverse academic community with working professionals, Professional Studies serves as a catalyst for new ideas and cutting-edge practices that help academics, policy makers and practitioners serve the public now and in the future.


  • Service to criminal justice, social justice, public safety, and security

  • Quality teaching, training, and learning

  • Enhance professional qualifications

  • Promote critical thinking and exchange of ideas

  • Supportive learning environment

  • Academic excellence

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Jay Walk leading to the New Building, John Jay College of Criminal Justice