2021-2022 College Catalog

Law Enforcement Specialist Certificate


Law Enforcement Specialist Certificate -Sheriffs vehicle

While formal education beyond a high school diploma is not necessarily required to be employed in the field, it is highly preferred. The certificate provides the first step in a career pathway in law enforcement as well as a formalized training program for those already in the police reserves as the reserve officers do not have a program that is tailored to their needs. The certificate serves as a pathway for those wishing to pursue the AAS degree and to provide relevant course work for those already employed and desiring formal training. Completing the certificate will allow individuals to meet requirements for advancement in the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate with individuals using verbal and non-verbal methods that recognize diverse cultures, ethnic groups and non-traditional populations.
  • Demonstrate professional integrity by applying ethical principles.
  • Participate in criminal investigations using effective and legal interrogation techniques.
  • Participate in searches and seizures in a manner that complies with statutory and constitutional requirements.
  • Prepare quality reports of investigations in a manner that communicates concise and factual information and that are capable of withstanding courtroom scrutiny.

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