SRJC Course Outlines

9/18/2019 4:45:58 AMAJ 203 Course Outline as of Summer 2019

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 203Title:  RANGER ACADEMY  
Full Title:  Ranger Academy
Last Reviewed:9/28/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum12.50Lecture Scheduled017 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum12.50Lab Scheduled40.0017 min.Lab Scheduled680.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total40.00 Contact Total680.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 680.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Basic Law Enforcement Training program accredited by the Federal Government to certify graduates for employment in National Parks and/or Regional and County Parks.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Student must provide a medical clearance to participate in the academy physical conditioning program and physical performance tests. California residents must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal Code 13511.5. Non-residents must also pass a criminal history check through their home states or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Students must possess a valid driver's license.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic Law Enforcement Training program accredited by the Federal Government to certify graduates for employment in National Parks and/or Regional and County Parks.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Student must provide a medical clearance to participate in the academy physical conditioning program and physical performance tests. California residents must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal Code 13511.5. Non-residents must also pass a criminal history check through their home states or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Students must possess a valid driver's license.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe and discuss the evolution of laws and criminal procedure in the United States, and
    legal obligations and limitations in enforcing the law.
2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the need for establishing and maintaining a high ethical code
    in dealing with the public.
3. Possess the ability to perform a variety of techniques peculiar to law enforcement in park and
    recreation areas, including cultural resource protection, chemical agents, criminalistics,
    description and identification of stolen property, traffic control, building search, patrol
    procedures, photography, vehicle stops, and vehicle search.
4. Possess the  knowledge and skills required to effectively deal with a variety of operational
    situations that are common to park and recreation areas, including  basic accident
    investigation, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, bombs and explosives, crime
    scene management, interviewing, narcotics, physical security, radio communications,
    report procedures, and behavioral science.
5. Satisfactorily perform skills considered critical to the successful law enforcement ranger,
    including  non-emergency vehicle operations, emergency response driving, defensive
    tactics, and firearms.
6. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the role of law enforcement in the federal
    sector and how it interfaces with state and local jurisdictions.

Topics and Scope
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I. History of the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program
II. Legal
    A. NPS history and mission of law enforcement
    B. Constitutional law
    C. Officer liability
    D. Use of Force-legal aspects
    E. Authority and jurisdiction
     F. Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations
    G. Federal criminal law
    H. Fourth amendment
    I. Fifth and sixth amendments
    J. Federal court procedures
    K. Courtroom evidence
    L. Courtroom testimony
    M. Resource law
    N. NPS law enforcement policies
    O. Cultural resource protection
III. Behavioral Science
    A. Ethical behavior and core values
    B. Interviewing for law enforcement officers
    C. Communications
    D. Interviewing laboratory
    E. Victim/witness awareness
    F. Conflict management lecture
    G. Conflict management laboratory
    H. Managing abnormal behaviors
    I. Behavioral science field laboratory
    J. Special needs groups
    K. Psychological survival for law enforcement
IV. Enforcement Operations
    A. Bombs and explosives
    B. Incident Command System (ICS)
    C. Crimes against property
    D. Drugs of abuse
    E. Crimes against persons
    F. Crime scene processing and investigation
    G. Evidence collection,  packaging and impression lab
V. Patrol Procedures
    A. Traffic accident reporting
    B. Use of force
    C. Patrol skills lecture
    D. Radio communications
    E. Introduction to officer safety and survival
    F. Report writing
    G. Basic tactics
    H. Vehicle search procedures
    I. Threats against resource officers
    J. Tactics officer safety and survival night scenarios
    K. Patrol skills laboratory
    L. Patrol skills final practical exercise
    M.Standardized field sobriety testing
VI. Firearms
    A. Firearms safety rules and regulations
    B. NPS semiautomatic pistol course
    C. NPS shotgun course
    D. Off-range firearms safety
    E. Reduced light for semiautomatic pistol
    F. Down/disable officer course
    G. Judgment pistol shooting
    H. Interactive cover drills
    I. Rifle course
VII. Driving
     A. Emergency response driving
    B. Non-emergency vehicle operations (NEVO)
    C. Skid control
    D. Night driving
    E. Risk and high-risk vehicle stops
VIII. Physical Techniques
    A. Threat assessment and response
    B.  Restraining suspects
    C. Searching suspects
    D. Striking and close quarter defensive tactics
    E. Weapon retention
    F. Takedowns
    G. Ground defense
    H. Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray
    I. Baton control techniques
    J. Edged weapon awareness
    K. Physical efficiency battery
    L. Arrest techniques and control
    M.Electronic control device
IX. Special Topics
    A. Field Sobriety Testing
    B. Auto Burglary Continuing Case Operations
    C. Tactical Medical Procedure
    D. Active Threat Situation Protocols
X. Physical Fitness Requirements

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading from resources
2. Written homework including crime reports
3. Field scenarios
4. Field trip
5. Quizzes (4-6), performance exams, and final examination
6. Mandatory attendance and participation

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Crime reports, forms, field trip report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, crime reports, field scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 40%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
Quizzes, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
25 - 40%
Mandatory attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. FLETC Legal Division Handbook. Ed. Poppi Ritacco. Glynco: United States Department of Homeland Security. 2015. Print.
Blacks Law Dictionary. West Group. 2009
Title 16, 18 and 21, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, Current Edition
Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Current Edition
National Park Service Law Enforcement Referral Manual #9, Current Edition
U.S. Constitution, United States of America
Instructor prepared materials

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