(Alternative Course Selection) The student may arrange to take courses specifically directed to the educational occupational goal for employment (of the student) with the consent of the faculty advisor and the department. The courses must be applicable to specific fields in Law Enforcement (corrections, courts, investigations, law, etc.) that would provide the student an improved background for the desired specific employment opportunities at the federal, state or local levels. Credit may be awarded for completion of an MCOLES‑approved police academy.
Law Enforcement - Additional Program Information
The Law Enforcement program prepares students for entry‑level positions in agencies identified with the criminal justice system in the United States and offers opportunities to current practitioners for improvement of their skills, knowledge and abilities. Students will develop or improve skills and knowledge of criminal law, current issues in policing, evidence and criminal procedures and investigation, as well as other facets of law enforcement.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
1. Explain mechanics of criminal procedure as applied to the area of search and seizure.
2. Identify legal regulations pertaining to the interviewing process.
3. Demonstrate the proper method for collecting crime scene evidence.
4. Define profiling as it applies to law enforcement.
5. Identify the methodology used in creating a criminal profile
6. Identify social issues that are influencing today’s law enforcement community.
7. Identify the components of an effective law enforcement agency in America.