Law Enforcement (LAWE)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
LAWE 0101 Law Enforcement I: 7 semester hours.
This course will cover drill and ceremony, orientation, ILETS, court procedures/rules of evidence, criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, crimes against children, report writing, sexual assault investigation, domestic violence investigation, traffic law, special needs citizens, crime scene investigation, collection and preservation of evidence, finger printing, traffic collision, DUI investigation, and standard field sobriety testing. PREREQ: Admission to the program. Must pass background check and polygraph test prior to admission. COREQ: LAWE 0102 and LAWE 0103. F, S, D
LAWE 0102 Law Enforcement 2: 7 semester hours.
This course will cover cultural diversity, homeland security, Miranda review, CPR and first aid, officer survival, ethics and professionalism, juvenile procedures, death notification, effective communication/control presence, gangs and threat groups, interview and interrogation, drug identification, drug investigation, auto theft, financial crimes, digital evidence, patrol procedures, community policing, crime prevention, and health and fitness. PREREQ: Admission to the program. Must pass background check and polygraph test prior to admission. COREQ: LAWE 0101 and LAWE 0103. F, S, D
LAWE 0103 Law Enforcement 3: 8 semester hours.
This course will cover defense tactics - arrest techniques, defense tactics - ground control, defense tactics - weapons retention, defense tactics - reactive impact weapons, defense tactics - active countermeasures, building search, fire arms, emergency water safety, traffic stops, traffic control, and emergency vehicle operations. PREREQ: Admission to the program. Must pass background and polygraph testing prior to admission. COREQ: LAWE 0101 and LAWE 0102. F, S, D
LAWE 0104 Detention Procedures: 4 semester hours.
This course will cover: medical aspects, overview of legal system, inmate discipline, staff/inmate contact, jail standards, Garrity rule, jail liability, PREA, detention officer survival, hostage survival, transport, restraint and pat downs, cell search, fire evacuation, con games, inmate classification. PREREQ: Admission to program and LAWE 0101, LAWE 0102, and LAWE 0103. Su
LAWE 0200 Law Enforcement Internship I: 2 semester hours.
This course includes assignments in jail activities, records management, communications, detective division, and other assignments with a Field Training Officer. PREREQ: Law Enforcement certificate and criteria as a Reserve Level I Officer.
LAWE 0201 Law Enforcement Internship II: 3 semester hours.
LAWE 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
LAWE 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
LAWE 0298P Professional Development Workshop: 3 semester hours.
New methods and opportunities to enhance and supplement skills. Subject to the approval of the Dean of the student's college, a maximum of eight credits earned in workshops may be applied toward a degree; students taking the courses only for personal development may choose the 0-credit option; those seeking professional development must choose a for-credit option.