This one-year program will provide a well-rounded introduction to criminal law, American government, investigative techniques, and safety and first aid. It will prepare you for entry-level employment in a variety of law enforcement positions, including private or retail security management, as a patrol officer for local law enforcement, or as a corrections officer.
Correctional officers are charged with overseeing individuals who have been arrested, are awaiting trial or other hearing, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a corrections facility.
Police officers, detectives and special agents are responsible for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations designed to protect life and property. Many law enforcement officers spend much of their time interviewing witnesses and suspects, apprehending fugitives and criminals, collecting evidence and providing testimony in court. Others spend most of their time patrolling a designated area to preserve the peace and to prevent crime.
The credits earned in this program can be applied toward an associate of applied science in police science. They also represent a portion of the required hours for Ohio Peace Officer Training, which qualifies you to take the required Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) certification test for the position of police officer.
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