LAWE 290

Law Enforcement Skills Practicum

10 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2013 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This practicum is designed to give students an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to perform the duties of a police officer. The primary goal of this course is to prepare students to successfully complete the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training peace officer licensing examination. In this course students will participate in lectures and demonstrations and then practice what they have learned at the target range, in the gym, the simulation lab, and at the driving range. Scenarios will require the application of material presented during the entire program and are designed to engage creative problem solving abilities.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate defensive tactics and arrest proficiency.
  • Demonstrate firearms proficiency through passing firearms training requirement.
  • Demonstrate the academic knowledge and skills requirements of law enforcement; including laws, procedures, and best practices.
  • Prepare students to successfully complete Minnesota State Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board's objectives and complete the POST exam.