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.
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.
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.
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.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester