Introduction to Law Enforcement
12 clock hours
Course Description:This course is a component of the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy. It is designed to introduce the student to law enforcement, the process for becoming a Certified Law Enforcement Officer, and the requirements of the Academy program.
This course is open only to students admitted to the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Florida Law Enforcement Academy Volume 1 © 2021 by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). All rights reserved. ISBN 13: ISBN 10: Published by XanEdu Publishing, Inc. (Provided)
Unit 1: The Law Enforcement Officer Profession
- Lesson 1: The Roles of a Law Enforcement Officer
- Lesson 2: Steps to Becoming a Certified Officer
- Lesson 3: The Criminal Justice System
- Lesson 4: Chain of Command
- Lesson 5: Procedural Justice
Unit 2: Officer Ethics and Conduct
- Lesson 1: Criminal Justice Ethical Concepts
- Lesson 2: Unethical Behavior
- Lesson 3: Fair and Unbiased Policing
Unit 3: Officer Wellbeing
- Lesson1: Stress and Officer Wellness
- Lesson 2: Behavioral Health
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Introduction to Law Enforcement, is an approved course by Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification. See chart below.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Outcome 1: Demonstrate mastery of Law Enforcement knowledge and skills.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.
Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.
Outcome 4: Demonstrate team building, interpersonal, and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.
Outcome 5: Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement workplace.
Outcome 6: Demonstrate skills required for state certification and employment as a law enforcement officer.
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
- Role Play
College-wide policies and resources
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