Law Enforcement Professional Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-CJ-LEP
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

Law Enforcement Professionals operate every day inside an ever-evolving world of crime and violence. Facing an array of issues from localized criminal activity to emergency and public health issues that constitute a national or international threat can come up at a moments notice, Law Enforcement Professionals are on the front lines of defense for our communities. To this end, all professionals involved in law enforcement from must have an array of applicable skills from combating and preventing crime in the first place, to solving crimes through strategic interviewing and interrogation of involved individuals and proper, legal criminal procedures necessary for the success of the legal system as well.

Recognizing the need for skilled professionals that understand the difficult and highly-nuanced issues authorities face every day, My Ed Today offer a Law Enforcement Professional program to take students through the ins and outs of day-to-day police activity and introduce students to the complex criminal justice system. Students who complete this program will understand various police interviewing and interrogation techniques alongside investigation practices necessary to prevent crime and mitigate potential effects. Moreover, this career track ensures students come away from the program with a firm understanding of the criminal justice system as a whole and the ethical considerations that ensure its proper function every day.

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Course Description

Considering a career in law enforcementLaw enforcement officials conduct fascinating and difficult work across all American cities from street to street. To give professionals the most in-depth look at law enforcement possible, this program examines the history, structure, actions and strategies of American police. Students will explore a number of interesting topics including the structure and purpose of federal, state and local police forces, their inner-workings and interconnectivity as well as the various ways each individual force plays a role in the collective effort to are on the front lines of everyday police functions, criminal accountability and the relationship between law enforcement and the community that maintains public order.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

Define terms related to law enforcement

Examine the organization of law enforcement

Examine the roles, functions, and styles of policing

Describe the impact that history has had on the current law enforcement system

Analyze the use of forensic science and criminalistics in the criminal justice system

Examine challenges faced by law enforcement

Analyze laws as related to policing

Appraise the use of technology in policing

Analyze issues related to policing in foreign countries

Describe the personal qualities that affect the interview process

Research, using articles from the Internet, and describe how to successfully interview and interrogate witnesses

Differentiate an interview from an interrogation

Formulate a list of questions that can be used in purposeful interrogation

Identify the steps in the interview process

Compare the traditional interview method with the cognitive interview method

Identify the constitutional and legal considerations that must be made during a criminal interrogation

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