Law Enforcement


This program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of law enforcement and crime scene investigation, including hands-on lab activities, and to provide them with the opportunity to explore various occupations related to these fields.


Grades 10-12                                       1 credit

Patrol Procedures is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.


Grades 10-12                                           1 credit

Criminal Investigations provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment, courtroom testimony, and basic crime scene investigations.


Grades 10-12                                      ½ credit

Offered 1st semester only

Court Systems is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence.  Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation.


Grades 10-12                                      ½ credit

Offered 2nd semester only    

Correctional Services prepares students for certification required for employment as a correctional officer. The student will learn the role and responsibilities of a correctional officer, discuss relevant rules, regulations and laws, and discuss defensive tactics, restraint techniques, and first aid procedures as used in the correctional setting.  The student will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization.

Introduction to Law Enforcement

 Grades 11-12                                      ½ credit

CJ 101-Introduction to Law Enforcement


Three hours of college credit available from SFCC for CJ 101 students successfully completing Patrol Procedures and Criminal Investigations

CJ 101 examines the history of policing in the United States and an overview of the relationship between law enforcement and the American society. It includes an examination of the duties of law enforcement officers, the operations of police agencies, police-community relations, the police subculture, and the need for police objectives to conform to constitutional procedures.

 Introduction to Criminal Justice

 Grades 11-12                                      ½ credit

CJ102-Introductionto Criminal Justice

 Three hours of college credit available from SFCC for CJ 102 students successfully completing Patrol Procedures and Court Practices/Correctional Services.

 CJ 102 examines the history, development and function of the criminal justice system in America. It will examine the three major components of the system: police, courts and corrections, as well as their interrelationships.


Chad Hinds

573-392-8060 extension 1522