Metropolitan State University

LAWE 227 : Traffic and Investigations

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice AND
LAWE 230 Patrol Operations AND
LAWE 240 Minnesota Criminal and Traffic Codes  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
The primary goal of this course is to provide content and scenarios related to traffic stops and investigations. This course is designed to give students an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to perform the duties of a police officer. This course is one of 5 that make up the Skills curriculum required to prepare students to successfully complete the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training peace officer licensing examination.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2015 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to report writing.
  2. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to radio communications.
  3. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to low and high risk traffic stops.
  4. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to DWI enforcement.
  5. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to crash scene management.
  6. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to search and seizure.
  7. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to booking and fingerprinting.
  8. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to crime scene and latent prints.
  9. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to courtroom testimony.
  10. Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to interview techniques.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: Special permission required. Only students accepted into the SKILLS practicum may register for this course.