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Berkeley College Graduate Begins Growing Career in the NYPD
Tiffany Scott initially transferred to Berkeley College, taking courses in White Plains, NY, in search of an educational environment where she could become more actively involved. By the time she graduated from Berkeley College in 2012 with a B.S. in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, she found herself prepared for a career path that would lead her to the New York City Police Academy.
A resident of Mount Vernon, NY, Ms. Scott had long been fascinated by law enforcement, and her first foray into the field began with a work-study program arranged by Berkeley College in the Town Hall of Greenburgh, NY. Getting exposure to several town departments, the work-study led to internships with the Greenburgh Town Court and Greenburgh Police Department, followed by an actual position offer and placement. “A few months after I was finished with classes, the Greenburgh Police Department hired me part-time before hiring me full-time as a Data Entry Operator in 2014,” she said
Ms. Scott went on to graduate from the New York City Police Academy in July 2016, and has been serving as an officer in Police Service Area #8 in the Bronx, NY. She credits Berkeley College’s professors and Career Services Department with helping her become more disciplined and punctual, two important traits for a law enforcement professional. “Transferring to Berkeley College is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made,” she said.