PRINCIPLES OF LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY & LAW ENFORCEMENT I, 2 credits (BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN FOR CREDIT)
PRINCIPLES OF LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS, AND SECURITY, 1 credit
Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security is a course that introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. Guest speakers from various agencies will share their experiences and provide insight into careers in law enforcement and emergency management services. Students will earn CPR certification (American Heart Association). Offered at Career
LAW ENFORCEMENT I, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Principals of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Required: Athletic Physical; CPR Certification; Class shirt
Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This basic course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime. Topics in this course include a brief overview of criminal law, legal systems, arrest procedures, conflict resolution, use of force, active shooter, security planning, interview/interrogation and substance abuse. Students will be required to debate, work in groups, make numerous presentations and participate in role playing. CPR Certification through American Heart Association. Active shooter response certification through FEMA and ALERRT. Students will be required to participate in regular physical activities to simulate the hiring process such as running, pushups, and sit-ups. Athletic Physical Required. Fees and physical due by 1st week of class. Uniform will be required by end of 1st week of class (Polo style shirt).
LAW ENFORCEMENT II AND FEDERAL LAW & PROTECTIVE SERVICES, 2 credits (BOTH COURSES MUST BE TAKEN FOR CREDIT)
LAW ENFORCEMENT II, 1 credit
Law Enforcement II is an advanced course in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Cluster. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Students will learn the ethical and legal responsibilities involved in a career in law enforcement. Students will practice search and seizure techniques, vehicle searches, arrest procedures, fingerprinting and a brief defensive tactics overview. Students will learn and practice undercover policies, use of deadly force policy, and interview techniques. The students will use the mock court room and practice testimony and courtroom procedures. Students will make numerous presentations, work in small groups and participate in role playing activities. Material and supply fees may be required. Students will be required to purchase a uniform for this class. Students will be required to participate in regular physical activities to simulate the hiring process such as running, pushups, and sit-ups. Athletic physical required. Offered at the Career Center East Only
FEDERAL LAW & PROTECTIVE SERVICES, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Principles of Law Public Safety, Corrections, and Security and Law Enforcement I
This course provides an overview of security elements and types of organizations with a focus on security measures used to protect lives, property, and proprietary information, to ensure computer security, to provide information assurance, and to prevent cybercrime.
PRACTICUM IN LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS & SECURITY, 2 credits
Prerequisite: Law Enforcement II or Forensic Science
Students will be required to have reliable transportation to and from rotation sites. Students will also have to pass a sport physical prior to the class. A fee of approximately $20.00 for a mandatory drug screening will be assessed and testing will be completed on site. Parent/Guardian meeting will be required in advance of student participation. This course will allow advanced students in the Pre-Law cluster to intern within the Law Enforcement, Crime/Death Investigation, Court or Legal service providers in Denton, Tarrant, and Dallas County. Community placement will vary and rotation may be required to allow a well-rounded experience. Students must meet strict guidelines that govern community placement and placement is not a guarantee. All placements will be based upon CCE Law Enforcement instructors’ recommendations or approval and the student having their own reliable transportation. Activities may require additional time outside of the school day.