SRJC Course Outlines

9/17/2019 1:47:10 AMAJ 222C Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 222CTitle:  MODULAR ACADEMY LEVEL I  
Full Title:  Modular Basic Police Academy - Level I
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum11.00Lecture Scheduled4.0022 max.Lecture Scheduled88.00
Minimum11.00Lab Scheduled15.0022 min.Lab Scheduled330.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total19.00 Contact Total418.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  176.00Total Student Learning Hours: 594.00 

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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Catalog Description:
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The course is the third part of the Modular Basic Police Academy course.  This course meets the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements for Level I Reserve  or Regular Peace Officer training when taken in conjunction with Level III and Level II Modular Basic Police Academy training. Student must have completed Level III and Level II Modular Basic Police Academy training within the last three years. Students taking this course will be required to attend an orientation prior to the start of class. See website for details.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of AJ 222B or equivalent


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 test. Students must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal code 13511.5. Students must possess a valid driver’s license.

Schedule of Classes Information
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The course is the third part of the Modular Basic Police Academy course.  This course meets the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements for Level I Reserve  or Regular Peace Officer training when taken in conjunction with Level III and Level II Modular Basic Police Academy training. Student must have completed Level III and Level II Modular Basic Police Academy training within the last three years. Students taking this course will be required to attend an orientation prior to the start of class. See website for details.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of AJ 222B or equivalent
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 test. Students must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal code 13511.5. 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate the ability to safely operate a police vehicle under law enforcement conditions.
2.  Discuss California Criminal Law related to common crimes and laws related to search and
    seizure.
3.  Conduct a criminal investigation.
4.  Safely and accurately fire handgun in both day and limited light combat conditions.
5.  Demonstrate lifetime fitness practices.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic principles of the law enforcement profession.
2. Discuss and demonstrate through a knowledge of community relations, community oriented
    policing, tactical communication strategies, and cultural awareness and diversity issues.
3. Explain the application of current laws of the State of California as they relate to criminal
    behavior, traffic enforcement, laws related to evidence, and search and seizure.
4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively for the purpose of writing police reports.
5. Demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively operate a law enforcement emergency vehicle
    both in low and high speed and under variable road conditions.
6. Analyze the legal, moral, and safe use of both handguns and shotguns commonly employed
    for use by law enforcement agencies. Students will also demonstrate proficiency in the use
    of the handgun and shotgun, which meets the minimum standard approved by the Basic
   Academy Advisory Committee.
7. Conduct a criminal investigation scenario for specific criminal activity, locate and process
    evidence at a crime scene.
8. Demonstrate the ability to effectively and safely conduct a low and high risk vehicle stop
    employing proper officer safety procedures.
9. Issue a citation for a traffic violation.
10. Conduct an accident investigation.
11. Complete all required tests for a DUI violation.
12. Demonstrate the ability to safely control and arrest a suspect using approved weaponless
    defense techniques, including the proper use of the police baton, and application of the
    carotid restraint.
13. List the current civil and criminal liabilities and penalties in the improper use of force.

Topics and Scope
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I. Societal Necessity of Law Enforcement
    A. Victimology/crisis intervention
    B. Gang awareness
    C. Cultural awareness and diversity
    D. Persons with disabilities
II. California Law
    A. Juvenile law and procedures
    B. Controlled substance law
    C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
    D. Traffic law enforcement
    E. Laws of evidence
    F. Weapons violations
    G. Crimes against persons
    H. General criminal statutes
    I. Crimes against children
    J. Search and seizure
III. Communications
    A. Tactical communication
         1. Handling disputes and crowd control
         2. Landlord/Tenant disputes
    B. Investigative report writing
         1. Field notes
         2. Content and elements of an investigative report
IV. Investigations
    A. Domestic violence
    B. Missing persons
    C. Traffic accident
    D. Preliminary criminal investigations
V. Law Enforcement Tactics
    A. Patrol techniques
    B. Vehicle pullovers
    C. Crimes in progress
    D. Handling disputes/crowd control
    E. Unusual occurrences
    F. Traffic enforcement
    G. Arrest methods/defensive tactics
    H. Hazardous materials awareness
    I. Emergency management
    J. Use of force
VI. Skill Development
    A. Vehicle operation
    B. Firearms and chemical agents
    C. Vehicle operation
    D. First aid/CPR
    E. Lifetime fitness
    F. Defensive techniques
VII. Persons with Disabilities
    A. Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities
    B. Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, 1968
         1. Rights of community vs. the disabled individual
         2. Welfare and Institutions Code 5150
         3. American With Disabilities Act
    C. Mental disorders
         1. Definition
         2. Categories of disorders
         3. Behavioral cues
    D. Physical disabilities
         1. Visually impaired
         2. Hearing impaired
         3. Acquired-neurological disorders
    E. Developmental disabilities
         1. Mental or physical impairment or both
         2. Substantial  functional limitations
 
All topics arecovered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments
1. Read 6-10 chapters per week from P.O.S.T. workbooks.
2. Research and document approximately 20 written assignments from police policy and
    procedure manuals or texts.
3. Prepare 6-8 investigative reports of which 2 are graded.
4. Complete 39 P.O.S.T. learning activities.
 
Lab Related Assignments
1. Prepare and recall approximately 60 law study cards
2  Complete 13 P.O.S.T. constructed scenario tests.
3. Complete 16 P.O.S.T. exercise tests.
4. Complete 2 academy constructed scenario tests.
5. Complete a P.O.S.T. constructed final

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
10 - 30%
Written homework, written investigative reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Field work, classroom exercises and activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances, field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 60%
Tests, final: Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, essay, scenario examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Two staff evaluations based on 15 job dimensions determined by the State of California for the employment of peace officers.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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California Penal Code, current edition
California Vehicle Code, current edition
Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Manual, current edition
California Criminal Evidence Code. Hill, Raymond. Halleck Creek Publishing. current edition
State Collision Investigation Manual, current edition
California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Student Workbooks, Learning Domains, current edition
California P.O.S.T. Training and Testing Objectives, current edition
Instructor-prepared material

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