CEEDS Eligibility


CEEDS Eligibility

Interested in this amazing career development opportunity? Check to see if you meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Be a junior or senior enrolled as a full-time student at John Jay College by the start of the following Fall semester.
  • Interested in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Correction Studies (* however, there is no major requirement to join CEEDS).
  • Be a US Citizen (or permanent resident who will become a citizen by the time they are called to become a Correction Officer).
  • Live in the five boroughs or in any of the following counties: Orange, Rockland, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Putnam.
  • Able to participate in cohort meetings, academic coursework, internships and paid rotation assignments for the duration of the program.
  • Able to pass a background investigation. "You may be disqualified for any activities that indicate lack of good character, including but not limited to:"
    • conviction of a felony;
    • conviction of any offense, the nature of which indicates lack of good moral character or
    • disposition towards violence or disorder;
    • repeated convictions of an offense, where such convictions indicate a disrespect for the law;
    • discharge from employment, where such discharge indicates poor behavior or inability to adjust to discipline;
    • dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces;
    • conviction for petit larceny and
    • conviction for domestic violence.

Source: www1.nyc.gov/site/jointheboldest/officer/how-to-qualify.page