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: 201-447-7143
Location: W225
Secretary: Barbara Bliss


Human Services A.A.S. Programs

Professional Studies A.S. – Criminal Justice

Legal Nurse Consultant 1-Year Certificate 

Certificates of Achievement 


Our Faculty

  • Prof. Richard Kuiters, Department Chair
  • Prof. David Kramer
  • Prof. Micheline Farhat