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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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LEA 210 - Law Enforcement Academy Part II

16 Credits, 19 Contact Hours
14.5 lecture periods 4.5 lab periods

Continuation of LEA 110 . Includes increased proficiency of concepts, techniques, and applications utilized in law enforcement, academic and proficiency skills, effective police testimony techniques, review of the United States Constitution, Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) Title 13, and common civil and criminal liability facing law enforcement agencies and officers. Also includes academic and proficiency skill standards required of law enforcement personnel as defined by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST).

Prerequisite(s): LEA 110  
Information: Course contains capstone curriculum for degree.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate competence in the interpretation and application of Arizona Criminal Law and the proper conduct of crime scene investigation.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the understanding of non-criminal calls for service and resolution of civil disputes.
  3. Demonstrate competency in interaction with the community peace officers serve.
  4. Competently conduct civil and criminal investigations related to Arizona Motor Vehicle laws and regulations.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in basic First-Aid practices and techniques.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in physical conditioning, defensive tactics, firearms and emergency vehicle Operations.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Discuss or define common terminology related to civil cases and the rules pertaining to repossession.
  2. Identify and define the Substantive Criminal Law (Title 13).
  3. Identify indicative behaviors and describe proper procedures for dealing with the mentally ill.
  4. Address the procedures and techniques for handling a crime in progress.
  5. Identify procedures for responding to a bomb threat or disaster.
  6. Identify the indicators of alcohol intoxication and alcohol like symptoms.
  7. Identify various police information systems and how to obtain information.
  8. Discuss concerns in resolving civil and domestic disputes.
  9. Discuss the techniques of obtaining evidence of drug or alcohol impaired drivers.
  10. Describe procedures, techniques, and considerations of traffic citations.
  11. Demonstrate the procedures for traffic collision investigations.
  12. Demonstrate the proper techniques for crime scene investigation.
  13. Define proper interviewing and questioning techniques.
  14. Perform the proper techniques for developing and preserving fingerprints.
  15. Discuss techniques for investigation of sex crimes.
  16. Discuss procedures and techniques for investigating cases involving death.
  17. Discuss considerations necessary to properly a investigate grade crossing crash.
  18. Discuss elements of organized criminal activity.
  19. Describe specialized techniques used to investigate specific crimes.
  20. Discuss the procedures, techniques, and hazards associated with investigating narcotics and dangerous drug violations.
  21. Identify tactical communication techniques for dealing with, or responding to difficult citizen contacts.
  22. Identify the crime prevention functions of a law enforcement officer.
  23. Demonstrate Spanish language skills as used by the law enforcement officer.
  24. Discuss the characteristics of good field notes and importance report writing.
  25. Demonstrate the methods for providing triage and basic first aid to victims of accidents or illness and related safeguards.
  26. Describe the mechanical and safety features of a service handgun, proper methods for servicing and firing a weapon, and demonstrate the ability to meet minimum firearm qualifications.
  27. Discuss the value of physical fitness in law enforcement and demonstrate the ability to meet minimum mental and physical requirements.
  28. Demonstrate techniques for properly and safely conducting all phases of a high risk vehicle stop.
  29. Utilize defensive tactics in maintaining physical control of situations, incidents, and suspect contact.
  30. Demonstrate vehicle operations including basic defensive driving techniques.
  31. Demonstrate pursuit techniques to successfully stop a fleeing vehicle.

Law and Legal Matters

  1. Civil Process
    1. Civil litigation
    2. Legal repossessions
    3. Writs
  2. Substantive Criminal Law (Title 13)
    1. Arizona Revised Statutes
    2. Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST)

Patrol Procedures

  1. Mental Illness
    1. Procedures for detaining
    2. Legal basis
    3. Indicative behaviors
  2. Crimes in Progress
    1. Tactical responsibilities
    2. Safety considerations
    3. Bystanders
    4. Response and cover
    5. Search procedures
  3. Bomb Threats and Disaster Training
    1. Responsibilities and duties
    2. Explosive devices
    3. First responder
    4. Securing the area
  4. Intoxication Cases
    1. Symptoms and indicators
    2. Medical considerations
  5. Communication and Police Information Systems
    1. Police radio
    2. Broadcast information considerations
    3. Radio code
    4. Information system, procedures and restrictions
  6. Civil Disputes
    1. Civil versus domestic
    2. Keeping the peace
    3. Resolving the problem

Traffic Control

  1. Impaired Driver Cases
    1. Statutes
    2. Drug and alcohol indicators
    3. Non-alcohol or drug-relation factors
    4. Evidence collection
  2. Traffic Citations
    1. Traffic violation procedures
    2. Stopping approaching vehicle
    3. Observation techniques
    4. Safety techniques
    5. Legal considerations
    6. Traffic citation
  3. Traffic Collision Investigations (Practical)
    1. Collision diagram
    2. Field sketches and notes
    3. Scene management and investigation

Crime Scene Management

  1. Crime Scene Management (Practical)
    1. Preliminary investigation
    2. Interviewing
    3. Securing the scene
    4. Evidence collection
    5. Recording and preserving notes
    6. Field sketch
    7. Specialized assistance
  2. Interviewing and Questioning
    1. Preparation
    2. Attitude
    3. Rights
    4. Legal restrictions
    5. Witness reliability and credibility
  3. Fingerprinting
    1. Techniques
    2. Identification
    3. Developing and preserving
  4. Sex Crimes Investigation
    1. Establishing rapport
    2. Empathy
    3. Interviewing techniques
    4. Securing evidence
    5. Dealing with trauma
    6. Requesting assistance
  5. Death Investigation
    1. Examining the body
    2. Determining manner of death
    3. Courses of action
    4. Suicide
    5. Collecting evidence
  6. Grade Crossing Crash Investigation
    1. Collision scenarios
    2. Investigation considerations
    3. Railroad equipment
    4. Officer safety
  7. Organized Crime Activity
    1. Organized crime at state and federal levels
    2. Investigative agencies
    3. Arizona gangs
    4. Gang activity
    5. Gang identification methods
  8. Investigation of Specific Crimes
    1. Assault
    2. Burglary
    3. Robbery
    4. Auto theft
    5. Child abuse
    6. Missing persons
    7. Other offenses
  9. Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
    1. Controlled substance identification
    2. Prescription drug identification
    3. Enforcement hazards
    4. Investigative procedures
    5. Available resources
    6. Informants
    7. Safety procedures

Community and Police Relations

  1. Interpersonal Communication
    1. Parrying and probing techniques
    2. Citizen interaction
    3. Verbal and non-verbal communication
  2. Crime Prevention
    1. Law enforcement functions
    2. Focused attention on victim
    3. Prevention programs
    4. Locking devises
    5. Security considerations
  3. Spanish for Law Enforcement
    1. Cultural aspects
    2. Linguistics aspects
    3. Interpersonal transactions
    4. Geographical speech variations
    5. Spanish communication
    6. Proficiency skills

Records and Reports

  1. Report Writing
    1. Field note uses
    2. Field note characteristics

Police Proficiency Skills (CAPSTONE)

  1. First Aid
    1. Good Samaritan laws
    2. Consent
    3. Liability
    4. Body part identification
    5. Body system identification
    6. Vital sign assessment
    7. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    8. Personal safety
    9. Basic first aid
    10. Methods of symptom description
    11. Triage
    12. Performance and proficiency requirements
  2. Firearms Training
    1. Safety rules
    2. Weapon discharge
    3. Nomenclature of service handgun
    4. Servicing the weapon
    5. Deploying the weapon
    6. Performance and proficiency requirements
  3. Physical Conditioning
    1. Factors of health and fitness
    2. Physical conditioning
    3. Safe and effective exercise
    4. Effective conditioning
    5. Techniques
    6. Nutrition
    7. Negative contributing factors
    8. Performance and proficiency requirements
  4. High Risk Stops
    1. Communication
    2. Actual stop
    3. Approach and removal of suspect(s)
    4. Control, handcuffing, and search
    5. Clearing vehicle
    6. Directing cover officer
    7. Officer safety
    8. Performance and proficiency requirements

XXIX. Defensive Tactics

  1. Physical, emotional, mental control
  2. Elements of force
  3. Levels of control
  4. Sudden custody death syndrome
  5. Defensive tactics
  6. Force matrix
  7. Physical encounter
  8. Inter-personal contact
  9. Cuff and search
  10. Safety
  11. Cover officer
  12. Survival skills
  13. Impact weapons
  14. Performance and proficiency requirements

XXX. Vehicle Operations

  1. Factors contributing to accidents
  2. Components of operation
  3. Perceptual performance
  4. Stopping distance
  5. Multi-task and divided attention
  6. Moving vehicle dynamics
  7. Seat belt use
  8. Defensive driving
  9. High risk stops
  10. Performance and proficiency requirements

XXXI. Pursuit Operations

  1. Pursuit driving
  2. Liability factors
  3. Pursuit policies
  4. Performance driving techniques
  5. Safety
  6. Driver and vehicle limitations
  7. Moving vehicle dynamics
  8. Performance and proficiency requirements

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/2019

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