The Law Enforcement Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level peace officer positions in local and state law enforcement agencies. The comprehensive coursework, taught by experienced law enforcement and legal professionals, combines career competencies and technical skills with real-world knowledge. Courses topics include: leadership, professionalism and ethics, the criminal justice system, community relations, criminal law, investigative report writing, crime scene investigation, forensics, information systems, cultural diversity/bias and procedural justice. This course also meets the certification requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T).
The program goal is to provide students with the career competencies and technical skills to advance into a field training program and become law enforcement professionals.
Upon the completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:
1. Develop an enhanced understanding of the fundamental principles, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, including criminal law, patrol procedures, cultural diversity, investigative procedures, report writing, defensive tactics, firearms, leadership, ethics, community policing, police vehicle operations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, emotional well-being and first aid/CPR.
2. Ability to apply to police agencies as a qualified peace officer, having satisfied the requirements set by the Commission on Peace Officer Standard Training for the state of California.
3. Comprehensive approach and application of nutrition principles, stress, fitness and overall wellness based on a peace officer work schedule.
In addition to the Chabot College admission requirements, prospective students are asked to attend a mandatory Police Academy Information meeting, as well as:
The minimum selections standards for peace officers in California are set forth in Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031. Every California peace officer must:
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