LWE 195 - Police Practicum

Course Description

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.

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General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect upon the daily operations of a police agency through a student patrol log.
  • Demonstrate the privacy required by law for individuals encountered during the observation process.
  • Demonstrate competence in the role of Police Officer through field scenarios and observations.
  • Develop a relationship with the assigned officer to better understand the daily requirements of a police officer.
  • Describe the policing process from arrest through trial and disposition.
  • Evaluate whether decisions made in the field will affect the successful prosecution of a criminal case.
Human Dimension:
  • Articulate how their Interaction with suspects to crimes will affect the suspect and the suspect's families.
  • Articulate how applying the relevant law appropriately will obtain the best outcome for victims and suspects.
  • Describe ethical implications to decisions made at the scene of crimes.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe the societal changes and how they affect the interpretation of the law.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify their best learning modality.
  • Utilize course content to interpret crime scenarios in everyday life.