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Law Enforcement (LWE)

LWE 102 -  Police Operations  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Social Science

The student is introduced to educational and training requirements for employment in law enforcement, police community relations, the functions and objectives of a police department and the police response and responsibilities to the community. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 195 -  Police Practicum  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Social Science

The course will provide Law Enforcement students with the practical experience of observing five various shifts with officers. This should insure that candidates will understand what law enforcement officers actually do. Recording the experiences will also assist the student in report writing. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct.

LWE 210 -  Cultural Awareness/Diversity  

Credit Hours: 2, Contact Hours: 2

Division: Social Science

Students explore ethics, cultural diversity, interpersonal skills and the laws as they apply to today's modern policing. Title VII or the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, ethnic intimidation, and sexual harassment will also be addressed. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 212 -  Criminal Investigation  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

Students will be introduced to criminal investigation procedures including theory of an investigation, conduct at crime scenes, collection and preservation of physical evidence, methods used in police science laboratory, fingerprints, ballistics, documents, serology, photography, and related forensic sciences. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 214 -  Firearms  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 8

Division: Social Science

This course will assist the students in the development of safety skills and the appropriate use of firearms in completing the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards basic firearms course. Included will be an orientation to firearms, policies, procedures, and liability of firearms use and hands-on firearms range techniques. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 215 -  Defensive Driving  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 6

Division: Social Science

Defensive Driving will cover motor vehicle law, its application and jurisdiction and vehicle stops. This course will also include the teaching of driving skills needed by a law officer. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 216 -  Traffic Enforcement & Invest  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

Traffic Enforcement and Investigation will include traffic control enforcement, the law and prosecution of operating under the influence of alcohol. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 218 -  Physical Training/Wellness  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 5

Division: Social Science

This course is designed to give the students a complete understanding of wellness/physical fitness. The goal of the class is to develop a mentality that fitness is long term. Includes course lectures on the following topics: Fitness and wellness, benefits and guidelines for exercise, coronary risk factors, stress management, nutrition, weight control, low back care, motivation and behavior change, and various ways to perform fitness tasks. This class also includes workouts, and testing students against Cooper Standards. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 225 -  Defensive Tactics  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 5

Division: Social Science

Students learn subject control with new mandatory guidelines from MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards). Students will understand survival mindset, tactical communication, fear/anger management, and post force incident responsibilities. Student will demonstrate proficiencies in 14 defensive tactics outcomes specific to the career of Law Enforcement and will be assessed through written, Practical and Scenario based testing. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment and be in excellent physical condition. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 226 -  Michigan Criminal Law  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

The study of substantive criminal law as a means of defining and preserving social order. Sources of criminal law; classification of crimes against persons, property and public welfare; principles of criminal liability; elements necessary to establish crime and criminal intent; specific crimes and defenses; and constitutional limitations are examined. Students must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

LWE 227 -  Criminal Procedures  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

Criminal Procedures will study the administration of criminal justice, the nature and scope of police power, the concept of exclusion, laws of arrest, search and seizure and interrogation, the acquisition of evidence, and judicial protection of the accused. Must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

Recommended Prerequisites: LWE 226

LWE 228 -  Speed Measurement/PBT  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This course will teach the legal and practical aspects of radar and PBT (preliminary breath tester) operations. Class discussions will primarily be based on relationship between excessive speed, drinking and highway crashes. The course will also explore departmental policies and procedures concerning radar and PBT use. Students will understand and demonstrate basic accident investigation and related accident evidence collection. Must register with the LWE coordinator prior to course enrollment. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.