Law Enforcement and Public Safety

 

ACC LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY 1 (582V) (LAW ENFORCEMENT 1)

 

Grades 11 12 Credits 2.5 Full Year

Course Fees: $5 per semester

Prerequisites: Juniors who are interested in law and law enforcement.

 

Course Description

 

This course is designed to prepare students to enter the fields of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Instruction includes the history of law enforcement and the legal system, report writing and recordkeeping, criminal investigation techniques, and routine police procedures. Students learn how to use communications and dispatch equipment, perform proper search and seizure techniques, conduct basic criminal investigations, and execute correct pursuit and arrest procedures. Instruction also includes patrolling techniques, private security operations, traffic investigations, and community relations.

 

 

 

ACC LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY 2 (583V) (LAW ENFORCEMENT 2)

 

Grade 12 Credits 2.5 Full Year

Course Fees: $5 per semester

Prerequisites: Credit in ACC Law and Public Safety 1.

 

Course Description

 

This course provides experiences for students in basic investigative techniques for crimes against people and property. Learning activities emphasize the development of more advanced knowledge and skill than those provided in Law Enforcement 1. Units of instruction include how to conduct a preliminary investigation and protect a crime scene, collect and preserve physical evidence including dusting latent prints, casting, fingerprint classification, and the use of portable crime laboratory equipment. Students learn how to conduct interviews, complete police reports, use police equipment, and testify in court. Instruction also includes traffic control, personal security, and law enforcement administration.