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Introduction to Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice - Must be from a POST-certified school
LAWE 220: Legal Studies in Law Enforcement (4 Credits)
LAWE 210: Procedural Studies in Law Enforcement (3 Credits) - Lab Component
CJS 375: Ethics and Professionalism In Law Enforcement (4 Credits)
*Courses are offered sequentially on Saturdays during fall and spring semesters. If a Saturday course does not meet minimum enrollment, it will still be offered as part of the traditional academic schedule in which each of the required courses are generally held once a week in the evening (Monday-Thursday). The skills practicums are offered summer semester. Students in the certificate program have traditionally defaulted to the skills practicum held evenings during the week and all-day Saturday, but can petition to be in the skills practicum held on weekdays. This practice will likely be continued for this cohort group, but is subject to change.
Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) certification or higher is not required to graduate from this program. However, it is needed prior to receiving sign-off to take the Minnesota peace officer licensing exam. This certification must be through the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). Students need to submit a copy of their EMSRB card (does not have to be current) to the P.O.S.T. Coordinator at Metropolitan State University before requesting sign-off to take the Minnesota peace officer licensing exam.
The free web-based training available through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute will be utilized to satisfy the following learning objectives mandated by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Since 2015, PATROL (Peace Officer Accredited TRaining OnLine) web-based training has been integrated into the summer skills practicum for Metropolitan State University students at no additional cost. Although PATROL will continue to be used to supplement topics already covered in the skills practicum, it will also be utilized to satisfy the following learning objectives mandated by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.