Short Description: The requirements of all elements of law enforcement grow more and more technical every day. With new techniques developing all the time that include more sophisticated analysis, problem solving and advanced technology applications alongside in-depth community relations, police techniques are more complex than ever before. Police work requires a constant commitment to new methods of crime prevention and mitigation alongside a broad understanding of sociology, public health, and the overall administration of justice. Police operate every day inside an ever-evolving world of violence where criminal organizations and markets can be particularly influential, emergency and public health issues that constitute a national or international threat can come up at a moment’s notice and police officers are on the front lines of defense for our communities. To this end, police officers must have an array of applicable skills from combating and preventing crime in the first place, to solving crimes through strategic interviewing and interrogation of involved individuals and proper, legal criminal procedures necessary for the success of the legal system as well.
Throughout this course, students will have the opportunity to study those techniques and strategies used by successful police officers every day. In studying both traditional and new techniques in this field, students will have the opportunity to review various case studies to apply their own analysis and knowledge, ensuring they get a comprehensive understanding of what’s involved in this career and leave with realistic expectations for this career choice and the further community training required. This course explores policing techniques and tactics used to combat and prevent crime. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and working skills involved in the art of interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects, and the relevant legal parameters that must be followed during field procedures.
Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.