Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement I is an introductory course designed to prepare students for an exciting career in the field of law or law enforcement.  Students will be introduced to the history of law enforcement and the advancements in this ever-changing field.  Instruction will also include questioning procedures, legal rights, examination of routine police procedures, criminal investigation, pursuits and arrest.  Students will have the opportunity to meet professionals in the field, participate in simulated scenarios, demonstrations, and tour pertinent law enforcement sites.  This course is a must have for those interested in the world of law enforcement.

Law Enforcement II is an opportunity for those who have successfully completed Law Enforcement I to continue their exciting exploration of the field of law enforcement.  Students will participate in an extended campus job shadowing experience with many local law enforcement agencies including careers in police work, telecommunications, corrections, and probation.  Students will be introduced to patrol techniques, field operations, communication procedures, criminal investigation, forensic science, and will enhance their communication skills. Students will learn the 10-codes, the phonic alphabet, and the many forms police officers use on a regular basis.  Students will conduct simulated traffic stops and will investigate simulated crimes.  Professionals in the field will be brought in to share their insights and expertise bringing the real world to our classroom.  Field trips will cap off the experience to give each student a well-rounded perspective of law enforcement.

 

Competitions

  • SkillsUSA Criminal Justice
Jack Bristow

M.S. University of St. Francis

B.S. Illinois State University

  • Former Pontiac Police Officer
  • PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Trainer

 

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Illinois Police Officer Memorial Service Trip
  • Job Shadowing:
    • Pontiac Police Department
    • Livingston County Jail
    • Liv Com 911 Center
    • Illinois State Police Telecommunications
    • Livingston County Probation
    • Livingston County Courthouse
  • Roadtrip Nation