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What’s Special

Classes preparing students for careers in police work and law

The Downside

Safety and discipline issues

The High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety seeks to prepare students for careers in law, police work and related fields. The law enforcement theme pervades many of the regular academic classes, and the school offers specialized courses, such as criminology, forensic science, criminal justice and NYPD fitness. The school works with the Police Department and Police Athletic League.

The facility was built specifically for the school, which opened in 2003. In 2011 it added a new forensic science unit, where students learn to analyze fingerprints, hair, and DNA samples, and then learn how the data is used in a court of law.

Students interested in becoming police may participate in an Explorers program run by the New York Police Department. These students wear special uniforms and play a leadership role in the school.

An educator who visited Law Enforcement praised the school for giving students a real voice. Student concerns about being able to a pass the Police Department’s physical test, for example, prompted Law Enforcement to offer the NYPD fitness class, where students go to the police academy to get a better sense of what is required.

The school has several clubs including Girls on Point, created partly by female students to provide mentoring and other services. There are a few sports, including a co-ed double Dutch team.

Perhaps ironically given its focus, Law Enforcement has issues with discipline and safety. An unusually high percentage of students repsponding to a DOE survey said they do not feel safe in the school and even more feel unsafe outside it. Many students cited bullying as a problem and teachers responding to the survey saw a lack of discipline and respect in the building.

Special education: Law Enforcement offers a range of special education services, including team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education services and self-contained classes.

(Gail Robinson, DOE materials, November 2018)

[Photo: Tdorante10, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 615


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more



Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20


Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20


From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Law Enforcement and Public Safety (Q21A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Challenging standards-driven academic program. In collaboration with the school community and various partners, students will be introduced to careers in law enforcement and public safety.

High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety D75 Inclusion Program (Q21U)

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Girls PSAL teams

Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

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Contact & Location


116-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
Queens NY 11434

Buses: Q111, Q113, Q114, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q84, Q85, QM21, X63


Principal: Laura Van Deren

Parent Coordinator: Laura Van Deren


Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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