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Fundamentals Of Policing

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This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of policing in the United States. It examines the history of the police, the emerging role of private security, and the organizational concepts of police departments. This course also discusses the relationships between the police department and their respective communities. Other topics include recruitment processes, diversity, culture, and laws that govern policing. Students will have the opportunity to research their local police department for a closer look at policing in their community.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    Police History

    • Analyze the relationship between government and policing in U.S. society.

    • Examine the history of policing to present day.

    Police Organization, Part 1

    • Identify the principal roles and functions of the police in the United States and the relationship between the police and the law.

    • Identify various types of police agencies at the local, state, and federal level.

    Police Organization, Part 2

    • Describe the civil service system.

    • Identify the difference between posts and beats.

    • Identify major organizational theories associated with policing.

    Police Recruitment and Training

    • Describe elements associated with the police recruitment and selection process.

    • Examine how women and minorities can achieve equality in law enforcement.

    • Describe major components of police officer training and career development programs.

    The Personal Side of Policing

    • Analyze the police culture and the significance of stress in policing.
    • Describe the internal and external mechanisms that influence and control police discretion.

    Police Operations, Part 2

    • Define custodial interrogation.

    • Describe how the police protect citizens’ rights under the Constitution.

    • Describe police corruption and other police misconduct.
    • Identify examples of police brutality.

    • Define probable cause.

    Critical Issues in Policing

    • Define less-than-lethal weapons.

    • Describe the use of technology in policing.

    • Explain the dangers faced by the police.

    • Describe the issues between Homeland Security and law enforcement.

    Police Operations, Part 1

    • Describe the difference between proactive and reactive patrol.

    • Analyze the roles and functions of police and the community.

    • Describe the various functions of a police agency.

    The Future of Policing

    • Describe the future of policing.

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