Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog
Law Enforcement2 Semester Program
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Edwards
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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 CertificateRequired courses: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: 44 cr
CoursesStudents 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.
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, laws of arrest, search and seizure, patrol techniques, police practices and procedures, arrest techniques, criminal law, criminal investigation, safety and emergency procedures, jail procedures, police photography, 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 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.
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.
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
Revised: March 5, 1999