Law Enforcement

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Grades 9-12                                        1 credit

**Incoming freshmen must complete an application process to be accepted into the program.

This class is a pre/co-requisite for Patrol Procedures and/or Criminal Investigations.  This course introduces students to professions in law enforcement.  Students will examine roles and responsibilities of police, courts, and corrections.  Law Enforcement is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement.  This course also provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement.  Students will learn the basic tools of report writing, crime scene investigations, laws, radio procedures, courts and corrections

PATROL PROCEDURES

Grades 9-12                                        2 credits

This course is the in-depth examination of a law enforcement officer’s duties, functions, and responsibilities, as well as a variety of other practical aspects.  These include, but aren’t limited to, vehicle stops, traffic enforcement, pedestrian checks, officer safety issues, bias crimes, and other duties as they relate to the basic patrol function.  Time will be spent conducting physical training as the law enforcement field is physically demanding.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

(Offered 2018-19 school year)

Grades 9-12                                           2 credits

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of investigations, crime scene search, collection of physical evidence, sources of information, interviews and interrogation, follow-up, and case preparation.  The course focuses on investigation of property crimes, homicide investigation, crimes against children and other miscellaneous crimes.  This course is also designed to give fundamental information that serves as an overview of the entire law enforcement field.  Time will be spent conducting physical training as the law enforcement field is physically demanding.

 COURT PRACTICES

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.

 

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 Law Enforcement and Patrol Procedures.

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 Law

Enforcement and Criminal Investigations.

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.

Instructor

Chad Hinds

Chad.Hinds@eldonmustangs.org

573-392-8060 extension 1522