2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 262 Law Enforcement Operational Skills: Officer (10 credits)

Prerequisite Must be sponsored by an accredited Law Enforcement Agency and approved by the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator. NCIC/WASIC checks required.

Course Description
Practical Application of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to serve effectively as an entry level Law Enforcement Officer. Enforcement Agency sponsorship and Criminal Justice Department approval required. Criminal history background checks are required.

Student Outcomes
1. Establish clear understanding of fundamental knowledge, values, and skills necessary to effectively serve as a member of the law enforcement community.
2. Manage a case that demonstrates a basic understanding of criminal investigation through the development of proficient basic preliminary investigation procedures associated with various crimes.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the Law and Legal Standards on which a law enforcement agency is grounded.
4. Recognize the development and use of police power based on national, state, constitutional, criminal justice systemic, precedent and case laws and the impact on law enforcement and the citizens it serves.
5. Apply knowledge of search and seizure, interrogation, arrest and use of force in a variety of scenarios.
6. Assess the origins and applications of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments in the role of a law enforcement officer.
7. Reflect upon one’s own personal bias and beliefs and the impact of such while communicating with and serving diverse populations.
8. Minimize conflict/crisis through cross-cultural communication and negotiations.
9. Apply the intent of legislation, statutory definitions and duties of law enforcement in regard to the complexity of a number of social dynamics, including but not limited to domestic violence, sexual assault, mentally ill individuals, and substance abuse.
10. Administer a number of defensive tactics techniques in simulated situations.
11. Execute firearm safety and proficiency in simulated situations.
12. Identify and implement a number of stress reducing and fitness building techniques.
13. Respond appropriately to a variety of patrol situations to include procedures, arrest, search, seizure and documentation.
14. Embrace the philosophy of community policing as a law enforcement tool.
15. Construct legally defensible, non-judgmental, behaviorally specific, and grammatically correct documents and reports.
16. Successfully demonstrate appropriate traffic enforcement in a variety of traffic scenarios.
17. Perform duties in an ethical and professional manner aligned with stated mission and goals of that agency.
18. Implement strategies as a member of a diverse team or group in a manner that is inclusive, culturally sensitive while supporting mission and goals.

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