U.S. Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Introduction

In this multi class course students will learn the basics of the Law Enforcement field.

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2 classes per week, for 10 weeks

Multi Class Course

40 minutes

Class Duration

1-8 students

Class Size


Per Student

Do you have an interest in Law Enforcement in the United States? Do you want to be a Police Officer, Highway Patrol Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, or even work for the FBI? You may just get the answers you were looking for. Students will be introduced to the broad world of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. This class not only educates the student on the law enforcement topic, but it also helps the student understand what law enforcement, in general, go through on a daily basis. Some of the topics we will cover will include: How law enforcement and criminal justice in the United States have evolved since the country was founded over 200 years ago. The United States Constitution and Laws. Types of Crime in the United States. Out with the old and in with the new Contemporary Policing. The importance of the Patrol Division within the Departments. Specialized roles of law enforcement, such as Detectives, SWAT Teams, Drug Task Force, Internal Affairs, etc. Why law enforcement interacting with the Community is important. Updated issues concerning police conduct and how it may impact you in the future. We will also look at becoming a law enforcement professional and everything you may have to go through to reach that goal. Course Schedule (Subject to change): Week 1 – Introductions, Activities & Project #1, History of Law Enforcement Week 2 – Presentation #1, The American Quest for Freedom & Justice: Constitution & Laws, Use of Force Week 3 – Project #2, Community Policing, Description of Persons & Vehicles, Law Enforcement Ethics Week 4 – Patrol Patterns & Techniques, Unknown & Felony Traffic Stops, Project #2 Presentation. Week 5 – Report Writing & Project #3 - FEMA Courses (Industry Certifications) Week 6 – Domestic Violence, Public Information Officer Week 7 – The Court System & Corrections Week 8 – Crime Scene Basics, CSI Activities, CSI Series Week 9 – CSI Series Week 10 – CSI Series, Final Test
I actively teach this class on other platforms, plus I have taught the last four years teaching concurrent college credit Criminal Justice classes to 10th-12th grade students. I taught Criminal Justice & Financial Literacy from 2016-2020 for a University Career Center. I retired from law enforcement after 22-years and while I was in it, I attained the ranks of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant (patrol supervisor), and currently, major (advisor & instructor of a law enforcement explorers program). I was a department instructor where I taught individual and police academy classes. I also hold an Associate of Applied Science & Bachelor of Science Degree, both in Criminal Justice.
Since this is a Law Enforcement related course, students may be subject to Violent Videos, Harsh Language, etc.

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Mr. D

Experienced Criminal Justice & Social Studies Teacher
2 teacher reviews total

About Me

Hello everyone, my name is Lance Davis aka “Mr. D”. I am retired from being a law enforcement officer after twenty-two years and decided that I want to just concentrate on my 2nd career of teaching which I have done full-time for the last 5 years. I have several hobbies which are: (1) Sports, along with collecting Sports Cards since I was 11-years old, (2) Learning and teaching Criminal Justice & Social Studies related material, and (3) Being outdoors and enjoying family time on our farm.
I am a very humorous person and so I love to add humour in my teaching on a daily basis which in turn almost always gets a positive reaction from my students. I will be teaching the following classes and possibly others in the future: Introduction to Law Enforcement, Shocking Crimes in America, Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation, Social Studies Investigator, Financial Literacy (Educating students on the financial world), and a Sports Card Collecting class.
My style of teaching is simple. Depending on the class, you will either get PowerPoint slides or documents before the class to help you prepare for what I am about to teach. You will follow along and fill in the blanks as we go or you will be taking notes or both. I do ask that you keep your camera on in all my classes. I like to see who I am talking to and receiving a response from, plus I do this for security reasons. All of my classes will be U.S. Central Time.
I am blessed to be able to enjoy both of the careers I set out to do at an early age and my hope for you is to learn and enjoy the class as much as I love to teach it. Thank you!

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March 5th, 8:50am
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