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Law Enforcement Basics

Course Number: 10-504-200
Credits: 2
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Description: 10-504-200 LAW ENFORCEMENT BASICS ...students will have the opportunity to explore State of Wisconsin Department of Justice academy rules and regulations; examine the role of law enforcement in a democratic society; learn steps to take as a first responder to stabilize and manage a complex scene; learn the role of law enforcement communication and how to apply specific communication skills and strategies in a variety of simulated situations.(Prerequisite: 10-504-191, LEAD Employment Strategies; Corequisite: All 10-504-XXX courses in the current semester)
Total Credits: 2

Prior Learning Assessments


Course Competencies

  1. Demonstrate recognition of academy rules and regulation.
  2. Identify responsibilities of a first responding officer, following the steps of the Incident Response model (RESPOND).
  3. Manage the response to a scene.
  4. Take necessary steps to enable effective follow-up as needed
  5. Distinguish between the roles and functions of courts with jurisdiction in Wisconsin.
  6. Determine modern law enforcement functions and policies from a historical perspective.
  7. Identify the role of law enforcement officers in American society.
  8. Differentiate between the roles and functions of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
  9. Incorporate community policing strategies into your community.
  10. Illustrate problem-oriented policing strategies.
  11. Evaluate other policing strategies.
  12. Apply principles of crime analysis and prevention.
  13. Apply Professional Communications Skills.
  14. Incorporate communication skills in specific situations.
  15. Discuss basic radio communication concepts.
  16. Explain radio system limitations