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Law Enforcement

Instructor: Vince Logan

Law Enforcement I – This course follows several college level courses and is designed to allow students to explore the various career choices within the criminal justice system, emphasizing work-related characteristics, job duties, employment potential, and career trends. It will cover the criminal justice system including an historical and philosophical overview of the development, with special emphasis on the system’s primary components and the relationship of these components in the administration of criminal justice in the US. Additional topics include law enforcement philosophies and theories, case and procedural law, community policing, the importance of written and verbal communication, ethical considerations, officer safety and criminal investigation. The student will be introduced to APA format of writing, preparing the student for college. Students will also be engaged with reading and writing assignments, including at least six research papers using Microsoft Word, orally present on various topics ranging from 1 to 15 minutes using Microsoft PowerPoint, and be able to engage in novel discussion groups.

Law Enforcement II – This course introduces students to the fundamentals of criminal investigation. Topics include an examination of the preliminary and follow-up investigation, crime scene search, and collection and preservation of evidence, interviewing witnesses and victims, interrogation of suspects, and rules governing the admissibility of evidence in court testimony are also covered. This course will also provide students with instruction and practice in the preparation of accurate police reports suitable for use in the courtroom. The development of a clear, concise, narrative writing style is emphasized, and weekly report writing exercises are critiqued. Students will be introduced to firearm safety, defensive tactics and physical training. Students will also be training Law Enforcement I students in various scenarios. Students may be subject to random drug testing.

Law Enforcement I & II - Field trips may include police departments, courtrooms, jails, police academies and other various criminal justice related locations. Students in this program are expected to participate in routine activities on a daily basis that foster the development of movement skills and enhance health-related fitness. Successful completion of Speech and Keyboarding with a B average or higher in English is recommended. (15051A003 & 004)

Please click on the link below to view Mr. Logan's Bio, Dual and Articulated Credit:

Mr. Logan's Bio, Dual & Articulated Credit

Mr. Logan can be reached at (815) 786-9873, extension 232 or via e-mail at VLogan@ivvc.net.

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