Michael Alcazar

Michael Alcazar

Adjunct Professor
Phone number: 
212-393-6842
Room number and address: 
524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019

Education

Graduate Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

Bio

Michael Alcazar is a retired NYPD Detective who held many distinguished positions during his more than 30-year career. Most of his career was dedicated to conducting Major Crime and Organized Crime Investigations. 

Positions that he held while employed with the NYPD:

  • NYPD Hostage Negotiator
  • Lead Instructor, Detective Bureau Training Unit
  • Coordinator, NYPD Homicide Investigators Course
  • Detective Investigator, Night Watch
  • Detective Investigator, 13th Precinct Detective Squad
  • Detective Undercover/Investigator, Organized Crime and Control Bureau
  • Police Officer, Brooklyn North Task Force
  • Police Officer, PBBN 77 Pct
  • Police Officer, PBBN 83 Pct

 

Professor Alcazar has been awarded throughout his career with medals and commendations for the resolution of difficult criminal investigations. He is a John Jay College Adjunct Professor specializing in Law and Police Science Studies under the Criminal Justice program. Professor Alcazar is often cited in the news media for his expertise on matters related to criminal investigation. He has consulted and trained law enforcement investigators worldwide.

Course Taught

  • CJBS 101- American Criminal Justice System
  • CJBS 250 - Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • PSC 101- Introduction to Police Studies
  • PSC 107- Introduction: Criminal Investigation
  • PSC 201- Police Organization and Administration
  • PSC 204- The Patrol Function
  • PSC 300- Police Management and Administration in the U.S.
Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Active Shooter
Courts, Procedural Justice & Sentencing
Financial Fraud / White Collar Crime
Forensic Evidence
Gangs & Social Order
Hate Crimes
Human Trafficking
Juvenile Justice
Law Enforcement / Policing / Police-Community Relations
Organized Crime
Racial & Social Justice
Stop and Frisk
In The Media

TV/YouTube

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BLM threatens 'riots, bloodshed' in NYC if Adams brings back police unit, mayor-elect responds (fox5ny.com)

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Print/Online

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BLM threatens 'riots, bloodshed' in NYC if Adams brings back police unit, mayor-elect responds (fox5ny.com)

 

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