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Instructor Development Unit

The Instructor Development Unit prepares Department instructors to be highly effective NYPD educators. The Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC), in conjunction with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, trains and certifies the Department trainers as NYS General Topics Instructors/Master Instructors. The Instructor Development Unit serves as a training resource, with specialized coursework in lesson planning, public speaking, communication, and training aids.

Some of the main responsibilities of the Instructor Development Unit include:

  • Developing curricula in accordance with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) mandates;
  • Conducting the monthly Methods of Instruction course;
  • Conducting the Fundamentals of Instruction course;
  • Conducting the Instructor Evaluator Workshop;
  • Conducting periodic Police Academy Instructor Refresher courses;
  • Conducting the Lesson Plan Writing Workshop;
  • Evaluating student presentations for MPTC certification; and,
  • Developing, reviewing and amending curricula on behalf of the NYPD Training Bureau.

The Instructor Development Unit also provides instructor recertification for uniformed and civilian members of the service who have successfully completed the Methods of Instruction course as a means of keeping their General Topics Instructor certification current.