In the Law Enforcement courses, students will be introduced to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services and will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. Students will cover the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement, 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 receive their CPR certification and Active Shooter Response certification.
For students interested in continuing their Law Enforcement careers, Law Enforcement II, Federal Law and Protective Services and Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security are also available. Upon instructors recommendation and approval, students will have internship opportunities within the Law Enforcement, Crime and Death Investigation Divisions, Court or Legal service providers in Denton, Tarrant, and Dallas Counties.