Instructor: Areatha Bright
Law Enforcement encompasses Introduction to Protective Services and Law Enforcement 1 and 2. In these courses, students will be involved in physical training throughout the school year, participate in field trips, and hear from guest speakers from law enforcement various agencies.
Students will have the opportunity to practice their acquired skills in mock scenarios set up by instructors and Beaufort County staff. Some scenarios will include traffic stops, crime processing, radio communications, interview and interrogations, report writing, and fingerprinting. Students will also get the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA, which allows them to compete against other career and technology students in the state, and in Kansas City, and demonstrate what they have learned in their Career and Technology Program.
At the completion of the program students will receive a completer certificate and attend post-secondary.
Intro to Protective Services - (1st Semester)
Semester 1. This course introduces students into the world of law enforcement beginning with an understanding of the various entry-level positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and private security.
Students will be introduced to the History of Law Enforcement, Code of Ethics, U.S. Legal Systems, Community Oriented Policing, and Juvenile Law.
Law Enforcement I - (2nd Semester)
This course continues to build on what the students learned in Intro to Law Enforcement. Skills learned will progress to more advanced levels. Students will be introduced to Arrest, Interview and Interrogation, Traffic Stops, Technical Report Writing, Crime Scene Search and Critical Issues.
Law Enforcement 2 (1st & 2nd Semester)
Students will be introduced to Careers in Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Courtroom Procedures, Civil Law and Procedure, Use of Force, and Prisoner Transport. Additionally, students will be introduced to the History of Forensics, Legal Systems, Crime Scene Investigation, Trace Evidence, Controlled Substances, and Forensic Anthropology. Students will be taught how the documentation process and chain of custody impacts the evidences’ admissibility in court. Students will also have an opportunity to get certified and First Aid and CPR.