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Law Enforcement Technology Academy

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Law Enforcement Technology Academy is a closed program designed to provide participants with up-to-date industry specific training for the law enforcement professional. Courses are designed to teach participants how to handle the challenges in the field of law enforcement.


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Field of Interest: 
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Spring 2013
Admission criteria

This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required admission.

Permission of Department or Division.

Academic Plan: 
Law Enforcement Technology Academy (CER)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5991N Law Enforcement Training Academy

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
LET100Introduction to Law Enforcement Technology1
LET102Criminal Investigation4
LET106Patrol Procedures2
LET109Criminal Law2
LET111Tactical Driving2
LET119Community Relations1
LET125Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement2
LET127Field Problems2
LET143Physical Conditioning and Wellness3
LET145Arrest/Defense Tactics5
LEO/LET150Firearms I3
LEO/LET151Firearms II2
LET156First Aid2
LET190Human Communications and Relations1
LET202Traffic Procedures2
LET203Report Writing2
LET223Search and Seizure1
  • Explain the relationship between branches of government and the various components of the criminal justice system. (LET100)
  • Outline the criminal justice process, from arrest to final disposition. (LET100)
  • Identify characteristics of ethical police behavior. (LET100)
  • Identify and describe techniques and procedures to be used in investigation of specific crimes. (LET102)
  • Explain law enforcement considerations when dealing with juvenile offenders, victimless crimes, gangs, and crimes against children. (LET102)
  • Identify suspicious behaviors. (LET106)
  • Describe correct procedures for responding to criminal activity; suspicious behavior; calls from those who are sick, irrational, suicidal. (LET106)
  • Define and describe in detail law enforcement terms and concepts presented in state statutes. (LET109)
  • Apply terms and principles in state statutes to simulated scenarios. (LET109)
  • Describe appropriate ways to control a vehicle under specified conditions. (LET111)
  • Demonstrate proper control of a vehicle under specified conditions. (LET111)
  • Describe methods for reducing driving risks in specified conditions. (LET111)
  • Identify community resources available to reduce crime and aid residents; identify the community's and individuals' responsibilities in the prevention of crime. (LET119)
  • Describe the department's philosophy of dealing with the news media. (LET119)
  • Explain constitutional (U.S. and state) concepts that relate to law enforcement. (LET125)
  • Describe state laws pertaining to arrest, rights of individuals, common civil and criminal liabilities of law enforcement officers and agencies, rules of evidence, and courtroom proceedings. (LET125)
  • Define and explain legal terminology relevant to law enforcement; for example, "circumstantial evidence," "hearsay," and " privileged communication." (LET125)
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow proper procedures when responding to simulated situations. (LET127)
  • Summarize the importance of physical fitness. (LET143)
  • Explain the role of exercise or nutrition as it relates to a conditioning program or managing stress. (LET143)
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform course and state tests of aerobic power and muscular endurance, according to course standards. (LET143)
  • Describe proper techniques to use during an approach, arrest, or defense tactic. (LET145)
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for approaching a vehicle, securing a prisoner, using and retaining a weapon, and conducting a violation/felony stop. (LET145)
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform lawful, safe, and effective arrest tactics. (LET145)
  • Define key terms and concepts pertaining to use of force and firearms for law enforcement. (LET150, LET151)
  • Demonstrate proper techniques of gun maintenance and use. (LET150, LET151)
  • Demonstrate the ability to qualify on specific state courses. (LET150, LET151)
  • Demonstrate various shooting positions. (LET151)
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure to perform CPR on an adult, child, and infant. (LET156)
  • List the treatment steps, management procedures, and safeguards for specified illnesses and injuries. (LET156)
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for moving an injured victim, for dealing with bleeding, and for checking vital signs. (LET156)
  • Identify elements of communication and barriers to communication. (LET190)
  • Describe communication techniques for crowd control. (LET190)
  • List the techniques of interviewing and steps of interrogation. (LET190)
  • Describe procedures for handling traffic emergencies. (LET202)
  • In response to real or simulated situations, demonstrate techniques of traffic control, traffic law, and accident investigation. (LET202)
  • Describe the complete process of disposition and recording of a civil and traffic citation. (LET202)
  • List the steps to follow when writing a report. (LET203)
  • Describe characteristics of field notes and the format for written reports. (LET203)
  • Demonstrate the ability to take notes that are clear, concise, and accurate; then correctly complete a police report on a specified type of criminal investigation. (LET203)
  • Describe proper management of a crime scene. (LET211)
  • Explain resources used in criminal investigations and explain their importance to the investigation. (LET211)
  • List and demonstrate the steps in processing latent and rolled impression fingerprints. (LET211)
  • Summarize the responsibilities of the first officer at the scene of a criminal investigation. (LET211)
  • Manage a crime scene. (LET211)
  • List the search requirements and procedure for serving and returning a search warrant. (LET223)
  • Name the elements of and exemptions to the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (LET223)

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