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Areatha Bright

Areatha Bright

My program consists of Introduction to Protective Services, Law Enforcement 1 and 2.

Introduction to Protective Services (1st Semester) course is designed to give students an introduction into the world of law enforcement. It introduces students to 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 1 (2nd Semester) course will build on what the students learned in Introduction 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 and 2nd Semester) course will build upon what the students learned in Law Enforcement. Students will be introduced to Careers in Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Courtroom Procedures, Civil Law and Procedure, Use of Force, and Prisoner Transport.

Students will be introduced to the History of Forensics, Legal Systems, Crime Scene Investigation, Trace Evidence, Controlled Substances, and Forensic Anthropology. In addition to collecting and preserving evidence, the students will learn what is required before this can begin.

They are 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.

Why you should choose the Law Enforcement program at ACE?
Students will also go through physical training throughout the school year. There will be field trips planned and guest speakers from various agencies will be invited to come and speak the students.

Students will get the opportunity to practice skills they have learned in the program in mock scenarios set up by the instructor and Beaufort County staff. Some of these scenarios include (traffic stops, crime processing, radio communications, interview and interrogations, report writing, fingerprinting).

Students will also get the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA, which allows the students 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.