- Home of the largest of the nation's 25 doctoral programs in criminal justice, John Jay College was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report first in the nation in the category of criminal justice policy.
- John Jay College offers a wide array of fee-based and contract courses and programs with direct impact upon the local workforce. Among them are the Criminal Justice Training Institute, the Fire Science Institute, and the Inmate Education Program, which is funded by the City Correction Department at $1 million and introduces inmates to marketable job skills.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the College's criminal justice graduates will continue to enter one of the nation's fastest growing labor markets, and John Jay's enrollment has risen 25% since 1991. Many graduates earn degrees of unique distinction: the Master's degree in Forensic Psychology is the only one in the U.S., and the Master's in Protection Management serves a booming employment sector.
- The College's impact on the New York criminal justice workforce is extensive. Nearly one third of the N.Y.P.D.'s precinct commanders are John Jay College graduates. Among many other alumni leaders of law enforcement are the President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the Director of Security at Rockefeller Center, the Director of the State Division of Parole, and New York City's Chief of the Fire Department.
- Currently more than 30 research, development, and training projects are externally funded, and such funding has tripled in the last five years. Among the recipients of grant money is the Domestic Violence Resource Center. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has funded a five-year $3 million study of rising heroin use and distribution in New York City.
Trainees in John Jay College's New York State Emergency Medical Technician program.