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Law Enforcement Operations (NDP.LEO)

The certificate in Law Enforcement Operations is aimed at students who are seeking a career in law enforcement but may not be able to complete an entire degree at the present time. This certificate will provide basic law enforcement operational knowledge to help students be more successful in their law enforcement careers.

This certificate can be applied toward the Law Enforcement associate in applied science degree to help expand the student's credentials and knowledge.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
CJS-080
Introduction to Policing

CJS-080
Introduction to Policing

This course provides an introduction to the police profession by examining the history of policing, the mental and physical requirements for a police officer, and police operational issues. Consideration is also given to current policing trends.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Just

CJS-150
Intro/Criminal Just

Focuses on an overview of the justice system with emphasis on the total system of police, courts, and corrections.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CJS-081
Police Report Writing

CJS-081
Police Report Writing

This course provides an understanding of the fundamental principles of good writing and effective police reporting by developing a practical, basic understanding to the types of reports and forms commonly used in the field of criminal justice.

Course Outline

2.0
CORE
CJS-090
Community Policing

CJS-090
Community Policing

This course examines the relationship between police and the community and provides information on how to strengthen that relationship. Strategies for effective community policing are examined.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

CJS-152
Criminal Investigation I

Focuses on the fundamentals of investigation, crime scene applications, and investigative techniques and procedures. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the theory and practicality of investigation from crime scene to courtroom.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CJS-153
Police Operations

CJS-153
Police Operations

This course focuses on the duties and responsibilities of the patrol officer. Topics covered will include routine patrol, traffic enforcement, and officer survival.

Course Outline

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3.0
CORE
CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

Focuses on the application of Constitutional law. Procedural responsibilities of the police as they apply to the constitutional rights of the individual will be emphasized.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

20.0

Total Program Hours

20.0
 
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