LWE 102 - Police Operations

Course Description

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.

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Required Prerequisites

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

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the Police operations system.
  • Articulate key concepts, terms, relationships and relative to police operations.
  • Demonstrate competence in the role of Police Officer through field scenarios and Police Reports.
  • Describe the relationship of police operations and the role within society.
  • Compare and contrast the relationship between the police organization and the community in which it serves.
  • Critique real-life situations based on course material.
  • Employ problem solving strategies and make decisions relative to police employment.
  • I moved this here because this outcome requires students to use all that they know to problem solve and make decisions.
Human Dimension:
  • Articulate how police interaction with the community affects the ability of the police office to fulfill their duties.
  • Articulate how applying the relevant law appropriately will obtain the best outcome for police - society relations.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe ethical implications to policing.
  • Describe the societal changes and how they affect the expectations of police officers by society.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify their best learning modality.
  • Apply course concepts when interpreting police situations in real-life scenarios.