Law Enforcement

Justice
  • Our Law Enforcement program offers regular or dual credit classes. 

     

    First Year: 

    Law Enforcement 2 - HT4L10S1 or HT4L1DS1 - It is a 1 Credit-Semester-long Course.

    • Law Enforcement II provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Students will understand ethical and legal responsibilities, patrol procedures, first responder roles, telecommunications, emergency equipment operations, and courtroom testimony. and

    Correctional Services - HT3L30S1 or HT3L3DS1 - It is a 1 Credit-Semester-long Course.

    • In Correctional Services, students prepare for certification required for employment as a municipal, county, state, or federal correctional officer. Students will learn the role and responsibilities of a county or municipal correctional officer; discuss relevant rules, regulations, and laws of municipal, county, state, or federal facilities; and discuss defensive tactics, restraint techniques, and first aid procedures as used in the municipal, county, state, or federal correctional setting. Students will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization for inmates.

     

    Second Year:

    Court Systems and Practices - HT3L00S1 or HT3L0DS1 - It is a 1 Credit-Semester-long Course.

    • Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation. and

    Criminal Investigation - HT3L10S1 or HT3L1DS1 - It is a 1 Credit-Semester-long Course.

    • Criminal Investigation is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow up during investigations. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigation, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting, and courtroom presentation. Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprint analysis, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, shoe and tire impressions, bite marks, drugs, tool marks, firearms and ammunition, blood spatter, digital evidence, and other types of evidence.

    The Dual credit courses are:

    Junior Year:

    • Introduction to Criminal Justice [CRIJ 1301]
    • Correctional Services [CRIJ 2313]

    Senior Year:

    • Court Systems & Practices [CRIJ 1306]
    • Criminal Investigation [CRIJ 2314]

      

    Instructors

    Garcia, Sylvia - Instructor for Dual Credit

    Seelig, Alfred - Instructor- Website

    Rivera, Rick - Instructor- Website