Introduction to Law Enforcement
In Introduction to Law Enforcement sophomores will learn about the following areas and take not only written tests, but also practical skill tests, to show you have mastered a skill:
Constitutional Law–How it dictates what an officer can/cannot do in the performance of their duties.
Ethics–Society’s rules (laws) tell what we should not do, but there are also gray areas. What is the right thing to do in an ethical dilemma?
Roll Call–Just what do officers do before beginning a shift and what is this “Cop Lingo”?
Handcuffing–Placing handcuffs on a person requires the officer to decide the correct way to tactically, legally and medically restrain a person.
Baton–Anyone can swing a baseball bat. But can you articulate to the court why you were justified in striking a person with a baton with the amount of force you used?
Federal vs. State vs. Local Laws–What criminal offense can a local or state officer make an arrest that a federal officer cannot? Where does your jurisdiction begin and end?
Radio Procedure–Step one in the process of performing a vehicle stop.
Disease Transmission and Safety Issues–An officer’s personal protective equipment and how to prevent death when in contact with the public and hazardous situations.
2017-2018 LE Sophomore Syllabus