Principles of Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Course Description: Introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, security, and corrections.
Law Enforcement I
Dual Credit Opportunity: Eligible for Technical Dual Credit with Tyler Junior College
Course Description: Overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.
Court System Practice
Corequisite: Criminal Investigating
Court System Practice: Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation.
Criminal Investigating: Introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will understand basic functions of bodily fluids, hairs, shoe and tire impressions, bite marks, drugs, toolmarks, firearms and ammunition, blood splatter, digital evidence, and other types of evidence.
Corequisite: Law Enforcement II
Correctional Services: Focuses on planning, managing, and providing legal services, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Law Enforcement II: Overview of the federal and state court systems. Identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation. Mock trial experiences will also be included.
Practicum in Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Prerequisite(s): Coherent sequence of Law I, Law II, Criminal Investigating, Correctional Services, Court System Practice
Course Description: The practicum course is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster.