Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Police

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Introduction to Law Enforcement   (AOJ-101)   3.00 s.h.  
The following topics are covered: History and Heritage of Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice System in U.S.; Contemporary Police System in U.S.; Organization and Management of Police; Police Issues, and; Constitutional Law and Legal Precedents. 
Introduction to Criminal Justice   (AOJ-102)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Introduction to Criminal Justice offers an overview of the entire criminal justice system. The focus is on the administration of police, court and correctional agencies, and the decision-making points from the initial investigation or arrest by police to the eventual release of the offender and his/her reentry into society. The emphasis is on the dynamic relationships between the various elements in the system as well as special problem areas.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Discuss the policies and practices of police, courts, and corrections organizations.
  • Explain how crime is defined and measured.
  • Define the various types of American law.
  • Identify the various critical issues facing the criminal justice system.

Available by DSST exam. 
Police Patrol Operations   (AOJ-112)   3.00 s.h.  
A comprehensive examination of the primary police function and its objectives. The course analyzes administrative planning of patrol activities, requirements for their effective execution and the allocation of police patrol strength to such needs and emergencies. 
Report Writing for Police   (AOJ-115)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate how to assist students in writing effective narrative police reports with clear, concise writing when answering the questions Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. The student will also be able to address topics such as the purpose of police reports and how to take complete field notes for an investigation.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the purpose and uses of narrative police reports.
  • Explain the importance of taking complete field notes during an investigation.
  • Explain the purpose of answering the questions, Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How when composing a narrative police report and analyze their importance to an investigation.
  • Describe the basic elements of an effective narrative police report and illustrate this with a completed report written by the student.
  • Illustrate clear, concise, accurate, and grammatically correct use of language with a police report that has been written, proofread and edited by the student.

 
Methods of Crisis Intervention   (AOJ-121)   3.00 s.h.  
METHODS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION - Use of appropriate conflict resolution techniques by police and correctional officers. Includes use of assertive communication, force, safety procedures, and referrals. 
Introduction to Security   (AOJ-131)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the security officers role in contemporary society, the security survey and its use, basic security systems, and the legal distinction between the authorities of the police versus that of private security personnel.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the role of the private security officer in contemporary society.
  • Explain the distinction between contract private security and proprietary security personnel.
  • Identify information contained in a security survey that addresses exterior and interior security of a facility.
  • Discuss the purpose of the security survey.
  • Describe and summarize two types of security systems: (1) a type of security system used for interior access within a building, and (2) a type of security system used for the exterior security of a building.
  • Explain the legal distinction between the authority of the police versus private security personnel.

 
Police Firearms and Defense   (AOJ-180)   3.00 s.h.  
POLIC/FIREARMS AND DEFENSIVE TACTICS - Includes basic skills, safety, & techniques governing the use of firearms; civil & criminal implications; practical application of firing standard police weapons, instruction & practice in various legal & humane counterattack tactics necessary for self-defense. 
Police Baton Instructor Course   (AOJ-184)   3.00 s.h.  
Police Baton Instructor Course - This provides instructor certification for teaching the use of the PR-24 police baton. Course content includes: nomenclature, use of legal force, basic positions, blocks, jabs, yawara strikes, chops, spinning techniques, take downs, retaining control, and vital body centers. 
Police Behavior and Organization   (AOJ-201)   3.00 s.h.  
The effect upon police behavior of occupational role definitions, the social and legal frameworks in which it takes place, the imperatives of police organization, jurisdiction and philosophy. Special attention to decretion as a characteristic of police work. 
Psychological Foundations of Police Work   (AOJ-203)   3.00 s.h.  
Psychological Foundations of Police Work - This course is designed to explore and apply psychological principles and practice to the varied police functions in present day society. Some of the specific topics that will be discussed and critically examined are: the unique psychological stresses of police work and their effect on the police officer, his family, and the public; identification and management of the problem police officer; psychological stresses of command; psychology of crowds, riots and their effective control; the application of psychological principles to detective work. 
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