Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Police

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Introduction to Law Enforcement   (AOJ-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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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. 
Report Writing for Police   (AOJ-115)   3.00 s.h.  
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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.
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Police Behavior and Organization   (AOJ-201)   3.00 s.h.  
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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.  
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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. 
Police Organization and Administration   (AOJ-273)   3.00 s.h.  
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Police Organization & Administration. This course is a study of contemporary police principles and practices with an emphasis on accepted administrative methods for achieving law enforcement objectives. Basic organization and administrative decision are approached from the point of view of police chiefs, commanders, and administrators. Decisions concerning personnel, community relations, operations, administration, auxiliary and technical services, budgeting, records, research, and inspection are studied. 
Police and Society   (AOJ-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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An advanced assessment of poverty , minority groups, social class, and cultural differences as they impact on the police and police interactions with other segments of the criminal justice system. Special attention will be paid to problems regarding police training and education, career development, and community relations. 
Police Role in Community   (AOJ-302)   3.00 s.h.  
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Focuses on the nature and responsibilities of the policeman's role. Topics include the following: police work as a profession; image of the police; and tensions, conflicts and cooperation between the police and the community. 
Introduction to Criminal Justice   (AOJ-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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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.
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Police Patrol Operations   (AOJ-112)   3.00 s.h.  
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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. 
Police Baton Instruct. Course   (AOJ-184)   3.00 s.h.  
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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. 
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