This certificate program in law enforcement develops the knowledge, skills and abilities in the law, the process of the criminal justice system, the scientific method of criminal investigation, applied psychology, report writing, interpersonal communication skills, human interaction techniques, and career specific physical and judgmental skills necessary for law enforcement agents operating in a free society. Enrollment is limited to recruit officers employed or sponsored by law enforcement agencies attending the New York State Basic Course for Police offered at the Public Safety Training Center.
(Housed in Public Safety Training Center)
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|PLE 101 Fundamentals of Policing||13|
|PLE 102 Police Proficiencies and Procedures||17.5|
|PLE 103 The Community and Policing: Serving Special Populations||13|
|PLE 104 Practicum in Policing I OR|
PLE 204 Practicum in Policing II
|PEC 100 Fitness Theory and Conditioning for the Professions||2.5|
NOTE: An articulation agreement exists with the Department of Law and Criminal Justice in which the certificate program courses are awarded credit in the A.A.S.-Criminal Justice/Police Science and the A.S.-Criminal Justice degrees upon matriculation. In some cases this credit is contingent upon successful completion of capping courses.