Basic Law Enforcement (BL11)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Gordon County Campus

Program Overview

The Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program provides students with the necessary skills, standards, and knowledge in order to become qualified, proficiency trained, ethical and competent peace officers in criminal justice careers. Successful completion of the program will make the student eligible to be certified as a Georgia Peace Officer.

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Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (42 hours)
Introduces students of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy to emergency care or first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, universal precautions, interpersonal communications, as well as concepts related to mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course for students of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy examines the ethical issues and areas of liability confronted by law enforcement personnel. Included in this course are the following topics: ethics and professionalism, peace officer liability. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course provides the student of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy with an understanding of terminology, legal requirements, liability, safety considerations, tactics, procedures, firearms nomenclature, fundamentals of marksmanship, fundamental simulation in the use of deadly force and the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in marksmanship. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course provides the student of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy with an understanding of appropriate driving actions, terminology, local responsibility, specific statutes, and safety considerations as well as demonstrate proficiency in the operation of an emergency vehicle. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course provides students of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy with an understanding of terminology, human anatomy, legal requirements, liability, safety, tactics, and demonstrate proper procedures for specific techniques to search, control and restrain a person. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course presents the knowledge and skills associated with police patrol operations. Emphasis is placed on patrol techniques, crimes in progress, crisis intervention, domestic disputes, Georgia Crime Information Center procedures, electronics communications and police reports. Topics include: foundations, policing skills and communication skills. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
Course Description This course presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation. The duties and responsibilities of the investigator both in field and in the courtroom are highlighted. Emphasis is placed on techniques commonly utilized by investigative personnel as well as the procedures used for investigating various crimes. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
LETA
1024
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This course introduces criminal law in the United States, but emphasizes the current specific status of Georgia criminal law. The course will focus on the most current statutory contents of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) with primary emphasis on the criminal and traffic codes. Topics include: historic development of criminal law in the United States; statutory law, Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses; statutory law, Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) Title 40 - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Offenses; and Supreme Court rulings that apply to criminal law. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
Introduces the procedural law of the criminal justice system which governs the series of proceedings through which government enforces substantive criminal law. The course offers an emphasis on the laws of arrest and search and seizure; the rules of evidence, right to counsel, and the rights and duties of both citizens and officers. The course covers in depth appropriate Case Law and court rulings that dictate criminal procedure on the State and Federal Level. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course examines enforcement of traffic laws and procedures for traffic accident investigation. Emphasis is placed on Georgia traffic laws, traffic law enforcement, recognition of impaired driving, and traffic accident investigation. Topics include: regulations, impaired driving, and traffic accident investigation. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course examines the principles of the organization, administration, and duties of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Topics include: history and philosophy of law enforcement, evaluation of administrative practices, problems in American law enforcement agencies, emerging concepts, professionalism, and community crime prevention programs. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
Introduces the development and organization of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics include: the American criminal justice system; constitutional limitations; organization of enforcement, adjudication, and corrections; and career opportunities and requirements. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.
This course emphasizes those provisions of the Bill of Rights which pertain to criminal justice. Topics include: characteristics and powers of the three branches of government; principles governing the operation of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. This course is limited to students enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit.