2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AJS 291 - Intensive Police Certification

Description: Study of criminal investigations, police community relations, traffic accident investigation, introduction to administration of justice, law, legal principles, patrol procedures, vehicle operations, report and technical writing, physical conditioning, defense tactics, impact weapons, firearm proficiency and safety, first aid, fundamentals of hazardous materials, stress management and use of force. This course contains the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training curriculum required for peace officer certification. Prerequisite: Student must be appointed by an Arizona law enforcement agency.

Credits: 24
Lecture: 24
Course Content:
  1. Traffic laws 
  2. Traffic control 
  3. Crime prevention theory 
  4. Crime scene investigation 
  5. Social and psychological factors in human interaction 
  6. Criminal law and procedure; juvenile law and procedure 
  7. Corpus delecti of the major crimes against public order and crimes of process 
  8. Powers of the police to investigate and arrest 
  9. Search and seizure laws and procedures 
  10. The American court system and constitutional law 
  11. Civil law and process 
  12. Basic techniques of stopping, arresting and handling violators 
  13. Basic techniques of handling crisis cases, such as domestic disputes, bomb scares, crowd/ riot control, mental illness cases and disorderly conduct cases 
  14. Defensive driving and vehicle control 
  15. Physical conditioning 
  16. Liability and use of force 
  17. Firearms safety and marksmanship 
  18. Regulations/statutes 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the procedures in recording and reporting investigation of the crime scene and in the collection of evidence. (4, 6-8) 
  2. Identify laws relating to traffic accidents. (1) 
  3. Apply methods and practices of modern crime prevention. (3, 7) 
  4. Interpret social and psychological factors important in human interactions. (5, 6, 13) 
  5. Explain police interactions with cultural/ethnic minorities. (5, 6, 11) 
  6. Apply procedures relating to traffic movement. (2) 
  7. Define laws and procedures regarding search and seizure. (6, 8, 9) 
  8. Describe the structure of the American court system. (6, 10, 18) 
  9. Explain basic techniques of patrol procedures, including handling crisis cases. (8, 12, 13) 
  10. Describe the connection of police and constitutional law. (6, 10) 
  11. Define powers of police to investigate and arrest. (8) 
  12. Use safe and defensive driving practices and the basic principles of emergency vehicle operation. (14) 
  13. Identify the principles of physical conditioning and calculate the relatedness of nutrition and health to physical conditioning. (15) 
  14. Use the police shotgun and handgun and safely handle firearms. (17) 
  15. Discuss the statutes and regulations regarding the use of force. (16, 18)