• Law Enforcement

    The Law Enforcement program of study teaches CTE learners about the development of, adherence to, and protection of various branches of law. Students will learn how to appropriately and legally respond to breaches in the law according to statutory rules and regulations as well as investigate how and why the breaches occurred.

  • Law Enforcement
  • Law and Public ServiceThe Law and Public Service Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing legal services, public safety, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services.

  • Meets the requirements of the Public Service Endorsement.  Business Industries

  • Course Information

    Courses below are not tied to grade levels.  Not all courses have a required prerequisite. 

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    Level 1

    Course: 45350B SEMESTER
    Professional Communications
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9 - 12
    Course Key:  45350B
    SEMESTER
    Course Name:  Professional Communications
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): N/A

    Professional Communications blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a real world context that promotes leadership and professional behaviors. Creative individuals with strong communications skills, a solid academic foundation and proficiency in a wide range of technology applications are in demand by higher education institutions and global industry.This course will help to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, present, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct research to better prepare for a competitive academic and/or workplace environment.

    Level 2

    Course: 352001 FULL YEAR
    Business Information Management (BIM)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9 - 12
    Course Key:  352001
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Business Information Management (BIM)
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): Microsoft Office Specialist

    Business Information Management (BIM) gives students a working knowledge of technology and prepares them to be proficient in business applications using Microsoft Office. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database skills. BIM provides students the skills to master the world's most powerful business software. This course provides instruction and training necessary for the globally recognized Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.

    Business Professionals of America

    Level 3

    Course: 55520Q SEMESTER
    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12
    Course Key:  55520Q
    SEMESTER
    Course Name:  Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): N/A

    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will analyze legal and ethical responsibilities of the professions and will recognize the importance of interagency cooperation. Students will identify the roles and functions of court systems, the correctional system, private security and agencies, and fire protection services.

    Skills USA

    Course: 555301 FULL YEAR
    Law Enforcement I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12
    Course Key:  555301
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Law Enforcement I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11 - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    Certification(s): Non-Commissioned Security Officer Level II

    Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, and the classification and elements of crime. Students will study court cases and analyze the following: impact of court decisions, custody and interrogation, procedural and substantive criminal law, the rights of victims and witnesses,and reasonable suspicion and probable cause. Students will use field note-taking and report-writing skills and will employ procedures to protect, document and process a crime scene.

    Skills USA

    Level 4

    Course: 555401 FULL YEAR
    Forensic Science
    Credit: 1
    Grade: - 12
    Course Key:  555401
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Forensic Science
    Credit: 1 science credit
    Grade:  - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Biology, Law Enforcement I, and IPC or Chemistry

    Certification(s): N/A

    This course uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, and homicide. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes.Using scientific methods, students will perform fingerprint analysis, ballistics, hair and fiber analysis, DNA profiling, forensic toxicology, forensic entomology, and blood spatter analysis on evidence collected from simulated crime scenes. Students will learn the history, legal aspects and career options for forensic science. A minimum of 40% of class time will be spent in laboratory work and field investigations.

    Skills USA

    Course: 555501 FULL YEAR
    Law Enforcement II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: - 12
    Course Key:  555501
    FULL YEAR
    Course Name:  Law Enforcement II
    Credit: 1
    Grade:  - 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Law Enforcement I

    Certification(s): N/A

    Law Enforcement II provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. This course includes examining ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment, and courtroom testimony.Students will evaluate body language, gestures, verbal tone, and inflection and will facilitate field note taking and report writing. Students will prepare testimony for court and present during a mock trial. Students will demonstrate the use of anger management techniques to resolve conflicts and reduce anger.Students will study law enforcement procedures for serving writs, warrants, and summons, procedures pertaining to alcohol and beverage laws, driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence, and strategies for crowd management. Students will investigate and document a motor vehicle accident.

    Skills USA