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James P. Rooney - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

James P. Rooney James P. Rooney

Adjunct Associate Professor, Criminal Justice | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Professor Rooney has a lifetime of experience in both law enforcement and the U.S. military.


Professor Rooney is a Detective Lieutenant with the Suffolk County Police Department and a former Colonel with the United States Marine Corps. He brings a unique combination of experience in leadership; law enforcement and military operations; team building; mentoring; operations planning and execution; and interagency/joint collaborations. He joined the criminal justice department at Farmingdale in 2008.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Intelligence-lead Policing

Leadership Studies

Interagency Operations

Homeland Security


Police Operations

Industry Expertise (3)

Law Enforcement



Accomplishments (2)

FBI National Academy - Bart Hose Award (professional)


Given in recognition for outstanding professional accomplishment in law enforcement. Established the Suffolk County Police Long Island Satellite Intelligence Center. This organization provided a fusion center for New York/New Jersey HIDTA, New York State Police Intel Fusion Center and Department of Homeland Security. The Center provided a work area that addressed homeland security, gangs, organized crime and criminal research.

Professor of the Year, United States Marine Corps (professional)


Recognizes professor of the year for Command and Staff College, distance education program.

Education (3)

Saint John’s University, Queens, New York: Master of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice Leadership 2006

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California: Master of Science, Systems Management 1984

Long Island University, C.W.Post College, Greenvale, New York: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 1980

Affiliations (4)

  • FBI National Academy Alumni Association
  • Suffolk County Police Emerald Society
  • Suffolk County Police Veterans Association
  • Member Secretary of the Navy Advisory Board

Languages (1)

  • English


Partnerships (1)

Smart Scholar Program

Amityville and Wyandanch, LI School Districts Farmingdale State College

Provide mentoring and education to at-risk youth and low-income students

Courses (7)

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Philosophical and historical background of policing throughout the free world; special emphasis is placed on the heritage of British and American policing, the governmental role of law enforcement in society; administration of American justice at all levels of government. The role of technology in law enforcement and crime prevention; history, modes and impact.

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Juvenile Delinquency

An introduction and an orientation to the causes and treatment of juvenile delinquency; and examination of the methods of handling juvenile offenders, including interviewing techniques, screening, and referrals to social agencies

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The role of the Crime Laboratory in the law enforcement organization; scope of a criminalistic operation; organizational orientation of the criminalistics laboratory. Reconstruction of the crime scene through computer animation methods

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Law Enforcement and Community Relations

Emphasis will be placed on the numerous and complex factors involved in the areas of human relations as they affect law enforcement. An examination of prejudices, myths, and discrimination, how to control them, and their impact in law enforcement. The use of information management tools for classifying cases with respect to issues of bias.

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Criminal Investigation

Introduction to criminal investigation, technical methods used at the crime scene; development of clues, identification of suspects; criminal investigation procedures including the theory of an investigation; conduct at crime scenes; collection and preservation of physical evidence, analysis of the elements that constitute all crimes. Includes use of profile analysis and modus operandi databases in criminal investigation

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Law Enforcement Administration

Principles of organization and management in law enforcement and public safety. Analysis of the major problems in police organization and administration. Developing, maintaining and using complex and multiple information systems for crime trends as well as internal organizational operations; use of management control systems and associated computer information analysis and simulation tools for police patrol planning and evaluation. Examination of the role of technology in the police crime prevention function.

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Criminal Law

Elements and proof of frequent concern in law enforcement, with reference to principal rules of criminal liability. Importance of criminal law at the enforcement levels is considered from crime prevention to courtroom appearance. Particular emphasis will be placed on the New York State Penal Law. Case analysis method is employed to study case precedents. Computer software for rapid information retrieval will be introduced.

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