Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

(1/2 to 2 Years)

One Basic Technical Certificate, one Intermediate Technical Certificate, one Associate of Applied Science degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree are available.

Objective

To provide the knowledge and technical skills for eligibility to become certified peace officers as set forth by the standards of the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for the State of Idaho.

The Law Enforcement Training Program is an Idaho law enforcement academy (Police Academy) that provides classroom and training skills enabling students to enter the general field of law enforcement.

The Law Enforcement Program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the law ­enforcement field. The Law Enforcement Program is accredited by the Idaho Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council, thus eliminating the graduates’ need to attend other training before taking the ­certification exam. Because the Law ­Enforcement Program is driven by POST ­standards for certification into the law enforcement field, applicants to the program must meet POST standards for ­admission. These admission standards ­include a polygraph, and a background check into the ­applicants’ criminal, driving and psychological record.

For a Program Information Packet showing descriptions of each option, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to http://www.isu.edu/ctech/lawenforcement/.

This program requires students to achieve certain grades in order to advance each semester.  Specific information is available in the program’s student handbook.

Prerequisites for Entry into Program:

  1. Must pass a polygraph exam.
  2. Must pass a background and driver’s license check.
  3. Must pass an FBI fingerprint check.
  4. Must pass a physical agility test.
  5. Must pass a medical physical exam with checks for fitness, vision and hearing.
  6. Must apply for Fall Semester by August 1st deadline.
  7. Must apply for Spring Semester by December 15th deadline.

Physical Agility

Students must pass a physical agility test to be accepted into the program. This test includes running, push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping.

Basic Technical Certificate: Law Enforcement

1/2 Year

LAWE 0101Law Enforcement I7
LAWE 0102Law Enforcement 27
LAWE 0103Law Enforcement 38
Total Hours22

Intermediate Technical Certificate: Law Enforcement

(1 Year)

Required Courses:

All courses must be completed with a ­minimum grade of “C-” to continue in the program.

LAWE 0101Law Enforcement I7
LAWE 0102Law Enforcement 27
LAWE 0103Law Enforcement 38
LAWE 0104Detention Procedures4
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 13
or ENGL 1101 English Composition
SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology 13
Total Hours32
1

COMM 1101, ENGL 1101, and SOC 1101 contribute to General Education requirements.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Law Enforcement

(2 Years)

Required Courses:

All Law Enforcement courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C-” to continue in the program.

LAWE 0101Law Enforcement I7
LAWE 0102Law Enforcement 27
LAWE 0103Law Enforcement 38
LAWE 0104Detention Procedures4
BT 0170Introduction to Computers3
or
Digital Information Literacy 1
POLS 2248Politics and the Administration of Justice3
POLS 2249Introduction to Criminal Law3
PSYC 2200Child Abuse3
SOC 2231Juvenile Delinquency3
General Education courses 2
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 13
SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology 13
SPAN 1101Elementary Spanish I 14
SPAN 1102Elementary Spanish II 14
Additional General Education courses6
Total Hours61
1

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

2

See General Education Requirements (minimum 15 credits) for A.A.S. Degree at the start of the College of Technology section of the catalog.

How to Read Course Descriptions

Courses

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.

This course is a continuation of LAWE 0200. PREREQ: LAWE 0200.

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.

Faculty

Coordinator/Master Instructor

Edwards

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