This course meets corresponding learning objectives of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. It provides the laboratory experience to accompany LAWE 301, Policing in the 21st Century.
- Articulate the key issues, questions and concepts related to law enforcement interactions with communities.
- Describe the core concepts and models of community policing, community relations and crime prevention.
- Explain the role of leadership, interpersonal communication and critical thinking in law enforcement.
- Explain the impact of cultural diversity, professional diversity, and profiling in law enforcement.
- Describe problem solving and decision making skills as it relates to law enforcement discretion when considering personal rights versus the safety of the public.
- Explain the expectations of law enforcement conduct, as it relates to: data practices, use of force, liability and internal affairs.
- Explain the patrol function in police agencies and its application in a variety of situations.