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About the CCPS Associate of Science in Law Enforcement

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Associate of Science in Law Enforcement

The Associate of Science in Law Enforcement requires 24 credit hours.

CRIM 120: Principles of Criminal Justice
3 credit hours

A survey course designed to familiarize students with the American system of criminal justice, theories of crime causation, and society’s response to crime. The course provides a general overview of the agencies responsible for the administration of justice by examining the history, structure, and functions of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections.

CRIM 221: Victimology
3 credit hours

Analysis of major perspectives on victimization. Emphasis is on the role of the victim in the generation of crime, experience of the victim in the criminal justice system and on patterns of victimization.

LEA 200: Basic Police Officer Training I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. Overview of the United States and Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission, for a Class A Peace Officer license.

LEA 210: Basic Police Officer Training II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200. A comprehensive study of Missouri traffic law, accident investigation, and accident diagramming.

LEA 211: Basic Police Officer Training III
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200. Overview of interpersonal perspectives, technical studies and skill development. Students will be introduced to activities that enhance wellness lifestyles including aerobic conditioning, resistive exercise and flexibility protocols. Provides first responder and CPR training.

LEA 282: Defensive Tactics for Peace Officers
3 credit hours

 Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. Acquaints students with the base defensive tactics system and legal basis for using force. The student level program focuses on simple and effective field-tested tactics that are effective for officers of various skill levels, conditioning, physical size and strength level.

LEA 283: Fundamentals of Firearm Marksmanship
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. Proper weapon-handling skills and tactics utilizing handguns and shotguns familiar to law enforcement. Covers the legal elements necessary for the lawful use of both deadly and non-deadly force as they relate to self-defense; defense of other persons, premises, or property; and when making an arrest. Minimum course qualification scores of 70% for weapons are required for successful completion of skill development area.

LEA 293: Basic Police Officer Training IV
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200. Culmination of skills and concepts covered in LEA classes with students engaging in practical applications of traffic law enforcement, interviewing skills, domestic violence investigation, DWI enforcement, searching for and apprehension of armed intruders. Final written physical testing.