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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

30-504-2 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 23 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

This program is specifically designed for those with a minimum of 60 accredited college-level credits who seek to meet Wisconsin certification requirements as a law enforcement officer. In this role, you’ll be responsible for the preservation of law and order in your community. You’ll learn numerous skills related to the profession of law enforcement. Your training will also include crime prevention, crime investigation, vehicle patrols and assisting the public. This program includes in-class fitness training and other physical education such as defensive tactics and fire arms training. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your skills with hands-on training and scenario-based field simulations.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (23 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Principles of Tactics
30-504-306
5Credit
162
81
N/A
162 hours in class and estimate 81 hours outside of class. Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase II topics: Professional Communication Skills II, DAAT, Tactical Response, Tactical Emergency Critical Care, and Firearms II.
Principles of Investigation
30-504-308
1Credit
44
22
N/A
44 hours in class and estimate 22 hours outside of class. Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase II topics: Constitutional Law II, Physical Evidence Collection, and Crisis Management. The Phase II written exam will be given in this course.
Application of Traffic Response
30-504-309
3Credit
90
45
N/A
90 hours in class and estimate 45 hours outside of class. Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase III topics: Traffic Law Enforcement - Core and Radar, Traffic Crash Investigations & Incident Management, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OMVWI), Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Incident Command Systems and NIMS, and Report Writing.
Application of Investigations
30-504-310
1Credit
36
18
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase III topics: Ethics II: Moral Reasoning and Professional Responsibility, Cultural Competence II: Fair and Impartial Policing, Interrogations, Testifying in Court, Crimes III, and Physical Evidence.
Practical Assessments (Scenarios)
30-504-321
1Credit
40
20
N/A
40 hours in class and estimate 20 hours outside of class. A capstone course to assess the learner's cumulative knowledge through the use of scenarios in the Law Enforcement Academy curriculum.
Physical Fitness
30-504-700
1Credit
36
18
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Through classroom lecture and on-campus lab students will learn and apply the Department of Justice 720 Academy Physical Fitness Program requirements and Officer Wellness Suicide Prevention.
Overview of Criminal Justice
30-504-701
1Credit
36
18
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Through classroom lecture students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I topics: Academy Orientation, Fundamentals of Criminal Justice, Ethics, Cultural Competency, Agency Policy, and Professional Communication.
Overview of Patrol Response
30-504-702
2Credit
54
27
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I topics: Critical Thinking and Decision-Making, Basic Response (RESPOND), Radio Procedures, Introduction to TraCS, Traffic Law Enforcement, and First Aid.
Overview of Tactics
30-504-703
1Credit
38
19
N/A
38 hours in class and estimate 19 hours outside of class. Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I topics: Fundamentals of Firearms, Vehicle Contacts I, Officer Wellness, and DAAT. Students will complete the DOJ Phase I written exam.
Overview of Investigations
30-504-704
2Credit
60
30
N/A
60 hours in class and estimate 30 hours outside of class. Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I topics: Constitutional Law I, Crimes I, Juvenile Law I, Interviews, Report Writing and Evidence.
Principles of Emergency Vehicle Response
30-504-707
2Credit
60
30
N/A
60 hours in class and estimate 30 hours outside of class. Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase II topics: Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control (EVOC) and Vehicle Contacts II.
Sensitive Crimes
30-504-711
2Credit
54
27
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Apply skills addressed in the following Phase III topics from the WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Domestics, Juvenile Law, Victims, Sexual Assault, and Child Maltreatment. The DOJ Phase III Written Examination will be administered in this course.
Law Enforcement Emergency Response
30-531-331
1Credit
36
18
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Learn how to perform an initial medical assessment for injury or medical condition, how to provide immediate treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions, and how to perform CPR and use an automatic emergency defibrillator.

Expected Competencies


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