Law Enforcement

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Use computer technology tools to manage business communications, including computer operations, use of fingerprint technology, use of electronic and internet applications to communicate, search for and access information.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of development and implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Critical Incident Management to identify the elements of emergency scene evaluation, establish priorities to determine actions, manage logistic procedures at basic incidents, and response procedures to threats to information technology systems while practicing appropriate public relations.

  • Analyze the relationship between ethics and morality and integrate basic concepts of cultural diversity that are essential for ethical decision making.

  • Examine prevention approaches to understand basic crime prevention, terrorism, security strategies, risk management and the differences between proprietary and contract security operations.

  • Acquire an overview of the history, development and philosophies of crime control within a democratic society with emphasis on law enforcement services, corrections, public safety, security and other agencies  providing emergency services.

  • Comprehend social life, change, causes and consequences of behavior including American issues associated with social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance and how social systems work.

  • Study people in their interactions with others and practice interpersonal skills including those involving criminology, ethics, legal responsibilities, team work, use of force and conflict resolution.

  • Identify standard operating procedures used in the criminal justice system, apply sociological and psychological principles to deal with erratic human behavior and evaluate the surrounding environment for signs of potential problems and/or danger.

  • Communicate and apply anger management techniques to resolve conflicts, display integrity and a commitment to ethical behavior in the performance of duties of law enforcement personnel.

  • Apply constitutional laws and laws of arrest, laws of arrest to execute official correctional service duties, search and seizure, court testimony, prosecution and regulations, trial procedures, the court system, juvenile law, criminal and administrative law, and due process of law.

  • Problem solve using critical thinking skills on when to use deadly force, identify duties of a law enforcement officer while protecting the rights of offenders, and properly protect and document an investigation.

  • Apply the mechanics of motor vehicle accidents and investigations including laws pertaining to DUI/DWI cases, drug investigations, crowd management, and domestic violence.

  • Acquire a general understanding of changes within institutional and community based corrections and the influence of social thought and philosophy on the development of corrections, and rights of inmates.

  • Identify and apply policies and procedures for safely transporting a person in custody, responding to crimes in progress, dealing with individuals with disabilities and unusual behaviors.

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