2 Semester Program
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Edwards
Also see Marketing and Management Occupations (Business Technology option) for the Associate of Applied Science degree.
The Law Enforcement Training Program provides classroom, laboratory and cadet practicum instruction 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 has been duly approved by the Idaho Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council, thus eliminating the graduates' need to attend the basic police academy 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 background check into the applicants' criminal, driving and psychological record.
Applicants must meet the general ISU School of Applied Technology requirements for entry into the first semester's course of studies. Prerequisite for entry into the second semester of training (LAWE 193 and LAWE 194 ) is successful completion of LAWE 100, LAWE 191 and LAWE 192; and acceptance into the cadet practicum by the program's Advisory Committee Board. This board is composed of participating agency representatives and applies the minimum standards for employment as listed by the Idaho Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Counsel.
Law Enforcement Certificate
Grading System: Each module within a session must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of `C' to continue to the next session. The 8-week sessions are taken in successive order with successful completion of each module being a prerequisite for continuation.LAWE 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr LAWE 191 Basic Law Enforcement I 9 cr LAWE 192 Basic Law Enforcement II 9 cr LAWE 193 Advanced Law Enforcement I 9 cr LAWE 194 Advanced Law Enforcement II 9 cr TOTAL: 52 cr
Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational-content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for LAWE 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session.
Based on your keyboarding skills, you may be required to take a 1 credit Keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
Technical General Education Elective
TGE 140 First Year Seminar 1 credit. This course provides an introduction to the nature of postsecondary education and a general orientation to the functions and resources at Idaho State University. This course is designed to help first-year and transfer students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential survival skills. The course utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve student resources and activities on campus. The course also provides a support group of students in a critical transition year by examining problems common to first-year experience. It covers University resources, learning strategies, study techniques, test anxiety, time management, test preparation, and problem solving.
LAWE 100 Technical General Education 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
LAWE 191 Basic Law Enforcement I 9 credits. Introduction to law enforcement, criminal procedures, patrol procedures, police practices and procedures, arrest techniques, criminal code, criminal investigation, safety education, jail procedures, human relations, state and local government, physical education, hazardous materials and firearms.
LAWE 192 Basic Law Enforcement II 9 credits. A continuation of LAWE 191, including traffic laws and POST tests pertaining to physical fitness and firearms.
LAWE 193 Advanced Law Enforcement I 9 credits. Accident and criminal investigation, patrol procedures, juvenile procedures, emergency vehicle operation, traffic, fish and game, drug and alcohol laws, criminal evidence. Cadet practicum.
LAWE 194 Advanced Law Enforcement II 9 credits. A continuation of LAWE 193 and POST tests pertaining to certification, physical fitness, and firearms qualification.
LAWE 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. Addresses the specific needs of individuals, enabling students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
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Revised: February 2000