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