Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

Department Chair: Richard Kuiters
Office Location: W225

Department Secretary: Barbara Bliss
Office Location: A306A
Phone: 201-447-7143
Email: [email protected] 

Mission Statement

The Bergen Community College Department of Criminal Justice and Legal provides a foundation for understanding the key components of criminal justice, homeland security, and emergency management. The department is dedicated to promoting critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills necessary for careers in public service.

Legal Studies – Paralegal & Legal Nurse Consulting Programs

Department Chair: Professor Lawrence A. Joel
Telephone: 201-447-7214
Location: A306-C

Secretary: Barbara Bliss

Degree Programs

A.A.S. Degree

  • Law Enforcement Studies
  • Correction Studies

A.A. Degree in Professional Studies – Criminal Justice

Certificates of Achievement 

  • Fire Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Homeland Security
  • Private Security

Our Faculty

  • Prof. Michael O’Donovan, Department Chair
  • Prof. Shari Franschman
  • Prof. David Kramer
  • Prof. Richard Kuiters
  • Prof. Micheline Farhat
  • Prof. David Hayes