Mar 31, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJK 0077 - Criminal investigations

Credit Hours: (1.6)

Prerequisite(s): None.
Corequisite(s): None.

An officer’s role has grown beyond the traditional law enforcement duties to fulfilling the ever-changing needs of the community. It is a common occurrence to hear someone state that officers are “a jack of all trades.” Officers perform their duties and withstand intense scrutiny from the media, professional standard review boards, and the court of public opinion. Of all the tasks assigned to a law enforcement officer, none is more important than conducting an impartial investigation to bring a suspect to justice. This is the main reason officers have earned the public’s trust over years of service. The quality of an investigation will undergo scrutiny beginning with the supervisor’s review of the initial report and ending with the appeal process. Officers must conduct each investigation with attention to accuracy, detail, and professionalism. Officers will establish a reputation in court and in public based upon the quality of their work.

Post-Secondary Adult Vocational