SRJC Course Outlines

9/22/2019 1:47:27 PMAJ 223 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 223Title:  BASIC POLICE ACADEMY  
Full Title:  Basic Police Academy
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum21.00Lecture Scheduled7.5020 max.Lecture Scheduled150.00
Minimum21.00Lab Scheduled32.5020 min.Lab Scheduled650.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total40.00 Contact Total800.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  300.00Total Student Learning Hours: 1100.00 

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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A Basic Police Academy certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for the State of California. This intensive 20 week Academy teaches criminal law, laws of search and seizure, laws of evidence, traffic laws, investigative techniques, patrol procedures, firearms, vehicle operations course, defensive tactics, police report writing, first aid, and cardio pulmonary resuscitation. The Basic Police Academy provides instruction and evaluation of all academic, physical, and behavioral traits required by the State of California to meet the minimum standards to be employed as a peace officer in California.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Student must pass California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Reading and Writing test with a POST required minimum T-Score of 42 to meet entry level requirements for law enforcement positions. 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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A Basic Police Academy certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for the State of California. This intensive 20 week Academy teaches criminal law, laws of search and seizure, laws of evidence, traffic laws, investigative techniques, patrol procedures, firearms, vehicle operations course, defensive tactics, police report writing, first aid, and cardio pulmonary resuscitation. The Basic Police Academy provides instruction and evaluation of all academic, physical, and behavioral traits required by the State of California to meet the minimum standards to be employed as a peace officer in California.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Student must pass California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Reading and Writing test with a POST required minimum T-Score of 42 to meet entry level requirements for law enforcement positions. 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.  Identify, define and demonstrate basic tasks of peace officers.
2.  Identify, classify, and apply appropriate provisions of federal and state law related to peace
    officers.
3.  Perform and document complete preliminary investigations assigned to peace officers.
4.  Demonstrate the physical skills needed to perform the tasks of a peace officer in the areas of
    driving, shooting, defensive tactics and first aid.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate through learning activities and cognitive tests a working knowledge of the basic
    principles of the law enforcement profession which will minimally include: law enforcement
    history, ethics, career influence and state court and correction systems.
2. Demonstrate through learning activities, exercises, and scenarios knowledge of community
    relations, community oriented policing, tactical communication strategies, and cultural
    awareness and diversity issues.
3. Recall and apply through cognitive and scenario tests current laws of the State of California as
    they relate to criminal behavior, traffic enforcement, laws of evidence, and search and seizure.
4. Develop and write effective police reports based on word pictures or scenarios.
5. Demonstrate through cognitive and exercise tests, the ability to safely and effectively operate
    a law enforcement emergency vehicle both in low and high speed and under variable road
    conditions.
6. Demonstrate through cognitive and exercise tests the legal, moral, and the safe use of both
    handguns and shotguns commonly employed for use by law enforcement agencies.
7. Student will demonstrate proficient use of the handgun and shotgun, which meets the
    minimum standard approved by the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.
8. Demonstrate through exercises and scenario tests the ability to conduct specific criminal
    investigations, locate and process evidence at a crime scene, issue a citation for a traffic
    violation, complete all required tests for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) violation,
    conduct an accident investigation, and demonstrate the ability to effectively and safely
    conduct low and high risk vehicle stops employing proper officer safety procedures.
9. Demonstrate through exercise tests 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.
10. List the current civil and criminal liabilities and penalties for the improper use of force.
11. Demonstrate through cognitive and exercise tests accepted procedures for administering first
    aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation.

Topics and Scope
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I. Social Necessity of Law Enforcement
    A. History, professionalism and ethics
    B. Criminal justice system
    C. Community oriented policing
    D. Victimology/crisis intervention
    E. Persons with disabilities
    F. Gang awareness
    G. Cultural awareness/discrimination
    H. Custody
II. California Law
    A. Introduction to law
    B. Laws of arrest
    C. Crimes against property
    D. Crimes against persons
    E. General criminal statutes
    F. Crimes against children
    G. Sex crimes
    H. Juvenile law
    I. Controlled substance law
    J. Alcohol Beverage Control law
    K. Crimes against the justice system
    L. Weapons violations
    M. Search and seizure
    N. Laws of evidence
    O. Traffic law enforcement
III. Communications
    A. Tactical communications
    B. Investigative report writing
IV. Investigations
    A. Preliminary criminal investigations
    B. Traffic accident investigations
    C. Law enforcement information systems
    D. Missing persons investigations
    E. Domestic violence investigations
V. Law Enforcement Tactics
    A. Vehicle pullover techniques
    B. Crimes in progress
    C. Handling disputes/crowd control
    D. Patrol procedures
    E. Unusual occurrences
    F. Hazardous materials
VI. Skill Development
    A. Vehicle operation
    B. Firearms/chemical agents
    C. Lifetime fitness
    D. First aid/CPR
    E . Arrest and control/baton
 
All Topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Read 3-5 chapters per day from POST workbooks
2. Prepare and recall approximately 120 law study cards
3. Research and complete30- 35 written assignments from police policy and procedure manuals
4. Prepare 10-15 investigative reports of which 10 are graded
5. Complete 26 Academy constructed multiple choice quizzes
6. Complete 3 POST constructed multiple choice comprehensive and integrated tests
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Complete 86 POST learning activities
2. Complete 14 POST constructed scenario tests
3. Complete 16 POST arrest and control exercise tests
4. Complete 8 POST firearms exercise tests
5. Complete 8 POST emergency vehicle operations exercise tests
6. Complete 3 Academy constructed scenario tests

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 - 25%
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
20 - 40%
Scenarios, exercises, learning activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Scenarios, exercises, learning activities, arrest and control, firearms and emergency vehicle course
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Comprehesive and integrated test: Multiple choice, true/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Two evaluations based on the 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, 42 Learning Domains. current edition
California POST Training and Testing Specifications for the regular basic course. current edition
Instructor prepared material

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