Program Overview

The Community Police Officer Certificate of Completion is an occupational program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. It is a twenty-two credit hour program suited for people who intend on pursuing a career as a police officer. This program falls under the Law Enforcement Programs at Lincoln Land Community College, which focus on building a foundation for advancing career pursuits in law enforcement. This particular certification can be a first step in becoming a fully qualified commissioned police officer.

The required program courses for this certification are: CRJ 201 The Juvenile Defender, LEA 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice System, LEA 106 Introduction to Police Services, LEA 110 Fundamentals of Investigation, LEA 201 Substantive Criminal Law, and LEA 204 Contemporary Problems in Law Enforcement. These mostly lower-level classes serve as an introduction to the issues, problems, history, and required skills of a community police officer.

The Juvenile Defender is a course that focuses on developing an understanding of the contemporary and historical approach to criminal justice concerning juveniles versus adults. Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems is a study of the administration of justice in the United States with an emphasis on police, course, and correctional facilities. Introduction to Police Services is a four credit hour class, which acquaints students with the principles of organization of law enforcement agencies. Fundamentals of Investigation is an introductory class on procedures and skills used in criminal investigations. These skills include information gathering, interrogation, report writing, and crime information analysis. Substantive Criminal Law is a class that focuses on the relation between substantive law and common and case law. This class concerns Illinois laws and statutes specifically. Finally, Contemporary Problems in Law Enforcement emphasizes the history and roles of police in a broader society. Issues such as ethics, cultural diversity, protection of rights, and community support are discussed.

This online certification program from Lincoln Land Community College is a practical and convenient solution to students who lack the ability to access traditional education opportunities. Because of changes in federal guidelines prospective students of Lincoln Land Community College should be aware that only permanent residents of Illinois are able enroll in this program. Some exceptions can be made.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Restrictions

    Illinois residents only

    School Overview

    Lincoln Land Community College is a two-year public school located in Springfield, Illinois. LLCC was founded in 1968 by primarily farmers to provide high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective educational opportunities in the central Illinois area. The campus is located less than half of a mile away from University of Illinois at Springfield.

    Lincoln Land Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. LLCC has a strong history of offering quality online education and because of this the college has been specifically accredited for offering online courses and approved for a variety of online degrees and certificates.

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