The Law Enforcement & First Responder course will introduce students to the criminal justice system. This will include the three major components: Policing, Courts, and Corrections. The students will learn how the three components are connected and related. The course includes issues of history, our changing society, and advances in technology. Additionally, the course has been designed for the student to be introduced to modern law enforcement patrol procedures, tactics, and the performance of law enforcement duties in a competent and professional manner. Emphasis is on the day-to-day duties, routine assignments and overall objectives of a law enforcement officer in a patrol environment. This portion of the course will meet Introductory Law Enforcement requirements for college credit.

The purpose of the first responder course is to provide the knowledge and skill to meet the minimum job performance requirements of a first responder as defined by the United State Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Standard Curriculum. This program is designed for law enforcement professionals. First responder candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to function safely and effectively as an integral member of the patient care team.

 

Program Highlights
Areas of study for Law Enforcement will include:

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal justice: policing, courts & corrections
  • Patrol procedures and tactics
  • Squad car familiarization
  • Ethics
  • High and low risk traffic stop techniques
  • Radio communication
  • Fingerprinting and booking
  • Criminal & traffic statutes
  • Report writing
  • Computerized firing range
  • Defensive tactics
  • Military obstacle & climbing wall
  • DUI driving course
  • Computerized criminal cases

Areas of study for First Responder will include:

  • First responder certification
  • CPR & AED certification
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Blood borne pathogens training

 

Skills Needed For Success

  • Must be able to work independently
  • Writing and reading skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Detail orientated
  • Decisiveness
  • Listening & public speaking skills
  • Time management skills

 
Law Enforcement & First Responder Syllabus

 

Instructor Contact Information

Duane Hillesheim 763-684-2273 duane.hillesheim@wtc.k12.mn.us