Jason Ostrowe, Ph.D.

Jason Ostrowe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice Department LI


Long Island

  • 631.687.4580
  • O'Connor Hall, Room E116


Ph.D., Criminal Justice: Policy, Oversight & Administration, CUNY Graduate Center, 2019
MPA, Management & Operations, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2011
B.A., Public Justice & Psychology, SUNY at Oswego, 1998


Dr. Ostrowe was born and raised on Long Island. He has 25 years experience as a criminal justice practitioner, analyst and educator. Prior to entering higher education full-time in 2016, he served as member of the NYPD from 1999-2015 pursuing his studies while assigned as a patrol officer, police academy instructor, and policy analyst. In 2020, Dr. Ostrowe was appointed as the first responder representative to the 9/11 WTC Scientific Technical Advisory Committee to advocate for health coverage to the more than 80,000 registered 9/11 first responders. Dr. Ostrowe is a member of numerous criminal justice professional organizations and was honored with the 2021 ACJS Ken Peak Innovations in Teaching Award for his work on experiential learning. Outside of his professional activities he enjoys live music and entertainment, traveling and guitar playing.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

  • Criminal justice education
  • Federal investigation and intervention of police
  • Police reform
  • Political crime and terrorism

Select Publications

  • Ostrowe, J. W. (2024). A framework to forestall systemic police misconduct: Applying DOJ's pattern or practice findings to municipal police. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. Vol. 18, pgs. 1-12.
  • Ostrowe, J.W. (2022). Intervention and reform: addressing misconduct in American police. In Ivkovic, S.K. et al., (Eds.) Exploring contemporary police challenges. Routledge.
  • Ostrowe, J.W. (2021). The return of 14141? Federal intervention of police in the Biden administration. ACJS Today, Vol. XLVII, (2).
  • Ostrowe, J.W. (2020). Federal intervention of police under section 14141 - a state-of-the-art-literature review. Policing: an international journal, Vol. 44, No. 1. pgs. 118-133.
  • Ostrowe, J.W. (2020). Teaching 9/11 in the age of pandemic and protest. ACJS Today, Vol. XLVI, (4).


"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand" - Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC).