The Law Enforcement Technology program focuses on the emerging trends and uses of technology in law enforcement operations and criminal investigations. The student gains insight into how technology impacts law enforcement, legal issues associated with technological uses, ethical boundaries considerations, and operational and investigative techniques. Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement Technology degree program, the student will have a general, but very practical knowledge, of the rapidly evolving technology and how it is used to further public safety operations and criminal investigations. Target occupations typical to this major include in-service officers and investigators working, or seeking to work, specialized technical investigative support assignments.
Although not required, it is recommended that (1) the student successfully complete the following courses before enrolling in any courses in the Law Enforcement Technology program: ADMJUS-101 Introduction to Administration of Justice and ADMJUS-110 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System OR (2) that the student have sufficient experience to establish a working knowledge of the criminal justice system and basic criminal procedure.
NOTE: Most law enforcement agencies have extensive testing procedures prior to hiring including written, oral, and psychological tests and require applicants to complete additional rigorous academy training prior to being hired. Most federal agencies require a Bachelor’s degree prior to appointment. Security officers and private investigators in the State of California must take additional courses, pass State approved examinations, and maintain licensing requirements, in order to satisfy State mandates.
Projected number of certificate completers year 1: 10
Projected number of certificate completers year 2: 15
The Student Learning outcome for the proposed Law Enforcement Technology Certificate of Achievement is as follows: Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and awareness of the legal and ethical considerations in the use of technology for law enforcement applications.
To earn a Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Technology, students need to complete 24 specified units in Law Enforcement Technology course work.
(Y1 or S1)
|LETECH-101||Introduction to Technology in Law Enforcement||3.0||Semester 1|
|LETECH-110||Ethics in Law Enforcement Technology||3.0||Semester 1|
|LETECH-120||Crime and the Internet||3.0||Semester 2|
|LETECH-130||Digital Evidence Acquisition ||3.0||Semester 2|
|LETECH-140||Network Security Investigations||3.0||Semester 3|
|LETECH-150||Geolocating ||3.0||Semester 3|
Plus six units from the following:
|LETECH-160||Computer Forensics ||3.0||Semester 4|
|LETECH-170||Privacy, National Security, and Criminal Justice|
in the 21st Century
|LETECH-180||Digital Photography in Law Enforcement ||3.0||Semester 4|
|LETECH-190||Electronic Surveillance and Tracking ||3.0||Semester 4|
|LETECH-195||Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in Public Safety||3.0||Semester 4|
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Votes were certified on 02/22/21
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