2 to 4½ Semester Program
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Edwards
One Technical Certificate and one Associate of Applied Science degree are available.
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.
Prerequisite for cadet practicum
Applicants must meet the general ISU College of Technology requirements for entry into the second semester of training by successful completion of the first semester of coursework 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 Council (POST).
Students must pass a physical agility test to be accepted into the program. This test includes running, push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping.
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.LAWE 170 Detention Procedures I 3 cr LAWE 171 Cadet Practicum 3 cr LAWE 172 Health & Fitness I 3 cr LAWE 173 Detention Procedures II 3 cr LAWE 174 Human Relations 2 cr LAWE 175 Health & Fitness II 1 cr LAWE 176 Investigations I 3 cr LAWE 177 Investigations II 3 cr LAWE 178 Law I 3 cr LAWE 179 Law II 3 cr LAWE 180 Patrol Procedures I 3 cr LAWE 181 Patrol Procedures II 3 cr TOTAL: 33 cr
Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science Degree
Grading System: Each module within a session must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of "C" to continue to the next session.LAWE 170 Detention Procedures I 3 cr LAWE 171 Cadet Practicum 3 cr LAWE 172 Health & Fitness I 3 cr LAWE 173 Detention Procedures II 3 cr LAWE 174 Human Relations 2 cr LAWE 175 Health & Fitness II 1 cr LAWE 176 Investigations I 3 cr LAWE 177 Investigations II 3 cr LAWE 178 Law I 3 cr LAWE 179 Law II 3 cr LAWE 180 Patrol Procedures I 3 cr LAWE 181 Patrol Procedures II 3 cr LAWE 200 Law Enforcement Internship I 2 cr LAWE 201 Law Enforcement Internship II 3 cr
General Education Requirements:Goal 1 6 cr Goal 3 3 cr SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3 cr SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 cr SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 crplus six (6) credits from the following:CIS 101 Intro to Computer Systems 3 cr MANT 121 Essentials of Management 3 cr MANT 250 Front Line Supervision 3 cr OT 170 Intro to Computers 3 cr POLS 248 Politics & the Administration of Justice 3 cr POLS 249 Intro to Criminal Law 3 cr PSYC 200 Child Abuse 3 cr SOC 231 Juvenile Delinquency 3 cr TOTAL: 64 cr
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.
ACAD 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit. Provides an extended orientation to the university for new students. Utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve students in resources and activities on campus. F, S
LAWE 170 Detention Procedures I 3 credits. This course is designed to teach officers the knowledge and skills necessary for P.O.S.T. certification in the Idaho Detention System. Courses are specifically designed for learning procedure and techniques specific to the needs of detention officers. Courses include Idaho minimum jail standards, legal issues, jail medical issues, practical skills, detention techniques, incident procedures, and emergency procedures. F, S
LAWE 171 Cadet Practicum 3 credits. This course is designed to help the cadet put all skills and practical knowledge to use in the working environment. The cadet rides with a full-time uniform police officer within the department where they are evaluated, trained, and allowed to put new skills and ideas into practice. The cadets do fifty(50) hours of patrol time, fifty (50) hours of detention time, twenty-five(25) yours of dispatch time, and twenty-five (25) hours of other time which may include directing traffic, security, or crowd control at a specific event. F, S
LAWE 172 Health and Fitness 3 credits. This course is a practical physical fitness program tailored to the specific demands of the police profession. Lectures include nutrition, fitness lifestyles, and health. A first aid course for police officers including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is included in this series of instruction. F, S
LAWE 193 Detention Procedures II 3 credits. This course a continuation of LAWE 170. PREREQ: LAWE 170. F, S
LAWE 173 Detention Procedures II 3 credits. This course is a continuation of LAWE 170. PREREQ: LAWE 170. F, S
LAWE 174 Human Relations 2 credits. This course provides officers with better understanding of their roles in the community and how the public responds to the police officer. Courses focus on the abilities of the officer to communicate with the public in a professional manner with respect to the task at hand. F, S
LAWE 175 Health and Fitness II 1 credit. This course is a continuation of LAWE 172. PREREQ: 172. F, S
LAWE 176 Investigations I 3 credits. A series of basic courses in preliminary investigations designed for the initial officer responding to a crime scene. Introduction to scientific aids and examinations, laboratory procedures, and the collection of evidence. Applications of specific investigative techniques for specific offenses are studied. F, S
LAWE 177 Investigations 3 credits.. This course is a continuation of LAWE 176. PREREQ: LAWE 176. F, S
LAWE 178 Law I 3 credits. This course is an orientation to methods, practices, and procedures in Idaho Criminal Law. Course work includes instruction in basic laws and powers derived from the U.S. and Idaho Constitutions, classification of crimes, punishments, and procedural law dealing with search and seizure and rules of evidence.
LAWE 179 Law II 3 credits. This course is a continuation of LAWE 178. PREREQ: LAWE 178. F, S
LAWE 180 Patrol Procedures I 3 credits. This series of courses prepare the officers for patrol operations in their communities. Varied facets of patrol procedures including the sensitive handling of citizen crisis situation as well as the technical aspects of police patrol are studied. Several courses have practical application sessions following classroom instruction allowing the officer time to put new skills and ideas into practice. F, S
LAWE 181 Patrol Procedures II 3 credits. This course is a continuation of LAWE 180. PREREQ: LAWE 180. F, S
LAWE 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-16 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable 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.
LAWE 200 Law Enforcement Internship I 2 credits. 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 1 Officer.
LAWE 201 Law Enforcement Internship II 3 credits. This course is a continuation of LAWE 200. PREREQ: LAWE 200.
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Revised: July 2001