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Law Enforcement Course


Example: Liability Waiver to be signed by parents. This is a waiver that can be used in any program especially those that provide experiential learning and there is a possibility of some danger.

Example: The Missouri Office of Career Readiness, a LAPSEN partner, and the Missouri Peace Officers Association have created a program that allows students to receive an industry recognized credential (IRC) based on the Missouri Law Enforcement Skills and Knowledge. The IRC accomplishes two purposes: 1) Provides for credentialing of students performing at proficient levels on Industry Recognized assessments and 2) Meets Technical Skill Assessment requirements for completers of a program of study. The members only section contains the agreement as well as all the standards with rubrics that the students must achieve to receive the credential. Other states or programs can use this as a model to create their own IRC.


Law and Justice I

Recommended Maximum Enrollment:     25
Hours of Instruction: 135 (block) 150 (regular)
Aligned Career Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA
Aligned Industry Credential: None

Description: Students desiring to pursue a career in Law and Justice will examine the basic concepts of law related to citizens’ right and officer’s responsibilities to maintain a safe society. This course begins with a study of various careers in public safety. The course will explore the history and development of law enforcement in the United States. Students will then examine the components of the criminal justice system, including the roles and responsibilities of the police, courts, and corrections. Additionally, students will learn the classification and elements of crimes. Students will receive instruction in critical skill areas including communicating with diverse groups, conflict resolution, the use of force continuum, report writing, the operation of police and emergency equipment, and courtroom testimony. Career planning and employability skills will be emphasized. English language arts are reinforced. 

Law and Justice II

Recommended Maximum Enrollment:     25
Hours of Instruction:  135 (block) 150 (regular)
Prerequisite: Law and Justice I
Aligned Career Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA
Aligned Industry Credential: International Federation of Protection Officers: Certified Protection Officer

Description: This course emphasizes “need-to-know” information for protection officers throughout the security industry and is aligned to the International Federation of Protection Officers (IFPO) certification as a Certified Protection Officer (CPO). Course content includes Foundations in Law Enforcement and Protective Services. Communications in Law Enforcement and Protective Services, Protection Officers Functions, Crime Prevention and Physical Security, Safety and Fire Protection, Information Protection, Deviance Crime and Violence, Risk and Threat Management, Procedures in Investigations, Legal Aspects of Security, Procedures for Officer Safety and Used of Force, Procedures for Relations with Others, and AHA First Aid Certification. English language arts are reinforced.
This course is an adapted course aligned with the nationally recognized Certified Protective Officer (CPO) certification through the International Federation of Protective Officers (IFPO). The legal age to obtain ones BLET certification is 21 years of age. NCDPI, in conjunction with a variety of Law Enforcement Agencies across NC, selected the CPO certification as a great opportunity for students to be employed in the field related to law enforcement at the age of 18. Students, who can begin their works experience in this field immediately out of high school can gain both a salary and experience, enabling them to pursue their post-secondary education while they wait to reach the legal age of 21 for entrance into a law enforcement career when desired.