Police Community Relations

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Course Description:
A consideration of the significance of establishing good working relationships between the police and the public, including the complex factors that lead to successful police community relations.


Course Details


Lynn Wimberly

Virginia "Ginger" Hicks

Terri Whitehead


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Peak, Ken and Glensor, Ronald W. Community and Problem-Oriented Policing Effectively addressing Crime and Disorder. 7th ed. New York: Pearson, 2012. Print.
ISBN: 9780133590104


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-03.0 Identify criminal investigation procedure.

SS-06.0 Describe and discuss the Field of Law Enforcement.

SS-11.0 Identify issues relating to the human diversity in the Criminal Justice System.

SS-12.0 Demonstrate oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

SS-13.0 Demonstrate basic computer skills and competency in common software applications.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Explain investigative techniques in solving crimes.
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication techniques.
  • Analyze the psychological concepts of motivation and basic human needs.
  • Identify major cultural, ethnic and human differences that exist in society.
  • Analyze ethics as it relates to criminal justice.
  • Identify community relations programs.


SS-03.01, SS-12.0

SS-06.03, SS-13.0

SS-11.06, SS-12.0, SS-13.0

SS-11.04, SS-12.0, SS-13.0

SS-11.07, SS-13.0

SS-11.02, SS-13.0 

Tests, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Reports/Presentations, Writing Assignments


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Read all assigned materials
  • Attend and participate in class discussions
  • Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures
  • All courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations, and or classroom discussions.
    Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.


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