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LAWE 301L Policing in the 21st Century Lab

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.
1 Undergraduate credit

Effective January 9, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes


  • 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.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Policing in the 21st Century Lab Litsey, Bryan Timothy Books Course details
02 Policing in the 21st Century Lab Swanson, Julie A Books Course details