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JPA LAW ENFORCEMENT

The application and registration process for JPA Law Enforcement classes is completed at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium Center located near the Evergreen Valley College campus in San Jose. Although open to the public, the majority of these courses are intended to serve the "already employed". If you have questions about these courses, or if you would like information about a career in any of these programs, please call (408) 270-6458 or visit the webpage at www.safetytraining.cc.ca.us. For more information, see page 75.

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JLE 100 Basic Police Academy

Units: 22     Hours: 24 Lecture, 16 Laboratory

Advisory: Academy placement examination.

Transferable: CSU

A basic police academy course consisting of 880 hours meeting standards established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training for peace officer training.


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JLE 101 Supervision and Leadership - Recruit Training Officer

Units: 12     Hours: 2.5 Lecture, 54.5 Laboratory

Advisory: POST certified as a California Peace Officer

Transferable: CSU

This twenty-four week course consists of 960 hours of practicum work. This program is designed to certify the completion of specifications described in the Academy Professional Standards Manual and the POST Recruit Training Manual. Training Officers are the role model, instructor, evaluator, counselor/problem solver, disciplinarian, and agency liaison. The training officer will provide the initial form and informal training on a day-to-day basis. (80 hours of participation in this course equals 1 unit of credit.)


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JLE 102 Supervisory Peace Officer Course

Units: 2     Hours: 76 Lecture, 4 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

Elements of supervision, teacher training, conference leadership, and related law enforcement subjects as outlined by Peace Officer Standards and Training. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 103 Supervisory Update Course

Units: .5     Hours: 20 Lecture, 4 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 102

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed for updating first-line field supervisors in areas including: liability issues, ethics, communication and counseling skills, handling critical incidents. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit once every 2 years due to significant updating of content as prescribed by changes in law, regulations and procedures. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 104 Basic Jail Operations

Units: 1.5     Hours: 25 Lecture, 8 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed for the Peace Officer who carries out the responsibilities of a corrections officer and has completed the POST Basic Course. It consists of a minimum of 66 hours of instruction in specific performance/instructional objectives.


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JLE 105 Corrections Officer Basic Training

Units: 5     Hours: 32 Lecture, 8 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This core training course is designed to meet the State Board of Corrections regulations for entry-level training of Correctional Officers for adult institutions. This course presents the lecture and practical application skills and knowledge to work in local adult jail facilities.


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JLE 107 Basic Police Academy Re-qualification

Units: 3     Hours: 19.7 Lecture, 26 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certifies this 137 hour course of training. It meets the content and hour requirement established by POST for re-qualification of former officers who have not been working as full time enforcement officers in California for a period exceeding three (3) years.


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JLE 110 Crisis Intervention

Units: 1     Hours: 32 Lecture, 8 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

This course has been designed for officers to deal with the handling of crisis situations: domestic disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, suicide attempts, handling mentally disturbed persons, and other persons in crisis calls. The emphasis will be on control, objectivity, safety and professionalism. Legal, ethical and cultural issues will also be included. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 111 Background Investigation

Units: .5     Hours: 36 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

A POST certified course designed to develop law enforcement officers with the skills to be an accomplished Background Investigator. This course includes the fundamentals of background investigation, interviewing, the use of psychological screening, Polygraphs, legal aspects of background investigation, and verbal/ non-verbal communication.


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JLE 112 Sexual Assault Investigation

Units: .5     Hours: 16 Lecture, 8 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

The course is a balance between a police officer's duties in handling sexual assault cases and being sensitive and aware of the victim's needs. Attention is given to the psychological as well as physical trauma a rape victim encounters. The legal aspects of the case will also be emphasized. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit once every 2 years due to significant updating of content as prescribed by changes in law, regulations and procedures. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE 114 Abuse, Neglect and Sexual Exploitation of Children

Units: .5     Hours: 24 Lecture

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

An intensive study in causes, recognition, identification of abuse, neglect and sexual exploitation of children. Emphasis will be placed on laws, procedure of handling cases, effective interviewing/investigative techniques and action/referral. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit once every 2 years due to significant updating of content as prescribed by changes in law, regulations and procedures. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE 115 Livestock Theft/Rural Crime Investigations

Units: 1     Hours: 30 Lecture, 10 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

This 40 hour course includes instruction on basic livestock theft investigation. Breed and brand recognition, individual case studies, rural crime, criminal law, trespass law, expert testimony, Bureau of Livestock ID role and responsibilities, proactive road enforcement in livestock work, crop and commodity enforcement, heavy equipment theft and chemical theft.


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JLE 116 Police Report Writing for Trainers

Units: .5     Hours: 24 Lecture

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

An intense study of the basic qualities of a good police report. Attention will be given to planning a proper investigation and note-taking system and recording facts in chronological order. Basic objectives will be to train officers to evaluate reports for the following qualities: clarity, accuracy, conciseness, completeness, legibility, proper grammar and spelling use. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 118 Field Training Officer Seminar

Units: 1     Hours: 40 Lecture

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to train field training officers in the following areas: evaluation, motivation and discipline, issues in supervision, training and remediation of personnel. This is a credit/no credit course. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit due to significant updating of content as required by changes in law. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 119 Field Training Officer Up-date

Units: .5     Hours: 24 Lecture

Advisory: JLE 118

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to update Field Training Officers in the following areas: evaluation, legal aspects, Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission changes. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirement. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit once every 2 years due to significant updating of content as prescribed by changes in law, regulations and procedures.


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JLE 121 Advanced Officer Training

Units: .5-1     Hours: 40 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to provide a mechanism whereby agencies may insure that the necessary new skills required of police officers have been provided and those previously learned skills are maintained and reinforced. It will enable the agency to provide a means of correcting deficiencies while satisfying State teaching requirements. New information and changes in the Criminal Justice System affecting policy officers and, when necessary, a review of previously acquired materials will be provided. This course satisfies Advanced Officer Training requirements established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE 122 Narcotic Enforcement and Influence

Units: .5     Hours: 24 Lecture

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed for the uniformed police officer for the building of probable cause to arrest in controlled substance crimes. It will cover the identification and use of controlled substances, enforcement of various crimes in Health and Safety Code, Business and Professions Code, Penal Code, Vehicle Code relating to drug crimes. This is a credit/no credit course. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit once every 2 years due to significant updating of content as prescribed by changes in law, regulations and procedures.


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JLE 124 Basic Fingerprint School

Units: 1     Hours: 8 Lecture, 32 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100 or Field Evidence Technician.

Transferable: CSU

An introduction to fingerprints, including the history, identification, classification and filing, courtroom testimony and practical application. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 126 Advanced Fingerprint School

Units: 1     Hours: 8 Lecture, 32 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 124

Transferable: CSU

A continuation of basic fingerprinting course with emphasis on practical application of lifting latent prints, print photography, comparison, chart preparation, courtroom preparation and testimony. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 128 Police Chemical Agents

Units: .5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 4 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100, AJ 106, AJ 108

Transferable: CSU

Consists of a review of the California Penal Code section relating to use of chemical agents-the history and use, the medical aspects and first aid, practical field training and demonstration. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 131 PC 832 - Firearms

Units: .5     Hours: 8 Lecture, 16 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed for public safety personnel attending annual updates, re-certification, or remediation mandated by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Course covers the legal requirements for carrying and using a firearm within the scope of their job related duties. Participants are instructed in the safe handling of firearms and techniques of shooting. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE 132 PC 832 - Laws of Arrest, Search & Seizure

Units: 1     Hours: 10 Lecture, 30 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This class is designed for "defined" peace officers other than sworn law enforcement personnel. This course satisfies PC 832 requirements for entry level but does NOT include firearms. This course is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and the State Board of Corrections Standards of Training. The curriculum covers professional orientation, laws of arrest, search, seizure, evidence, preliminary investigations, communications and arrest techniques.


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JLE 134 Self Defense/Arrest Techniques for Instructors

Units: 1-5     Hours: 8 Lecture, 72 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

Physical self-defense and arrest tactics, including baton-designed defense, and directed toward officer safety. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 135 Defensive Tactics Instructor Refresher

Units: 1     Hours: 10 Lecture, 30 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 134

Transferable: CSU

Technical areas covered include principles of arrest control legal aspects; liability and use of force; searches and handcuffing techniques including cursory, standing, kneeling, and prone; finding weapons, controls and take downs during search and handcuffing; compliance arrests, tactical arrests, dealing with combative suspects, fight situations and multiple suspects, gun retention, weapon take-away, carotid control hold, tactics in and around vehicles and baton tactics taught in the Basic Police Academy. The course will ensure that the Defensive Tactics Instructor maintains the skills to conduct and improve an on-going Defensive Tactics Program within the agency. This is a credit/no credit course. May be repeated a maximum of 3 times for credit.


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JLE 136 Firearms Instructor Training

Units: 2     Hours: 46 Lecture, 34 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

Designed for the experienced firearms person who wants to qualify for rangemaster. Students must supply equipment and ammunition. The course is P.O.S.T. certified. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 137 Baton Instructor Course

Units: 1     Hours: 15 Lecture, 25 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

A straight baton instructor course designed to qualify the participant to teach Police Baton Tactics. Participants will be prepared to teach all the baton techniques that are taught in the Basic Police Academy as well as more advanced techniques including: tactics for confined spaces, close range tactics, combination techniques, tactical situations, multiple and armed suspects, and baton retention. Participants will be prepared to teach Principles of Defensive Tactics, Legal Aspects, Liability and Use of Force as related to Baton Tactics. The participant will also learn teaching techniques, methodology, record keeping and methods of performance evaluation. Instructors that complete the course will have the skills needed to implement an on-going Baton Tactics Program. This is a credit/no-credit course.


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JLE 138 Police Baton Training

Units: 1     Hours: 8 Lecture, 32 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

Baton training for police personnel. Course covers legal aspects of the use of baton, use of force, first aid for baton injuries and practical skill training in the proper use of the baton. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 139 PR-24 Instructor Course

Units: 1     Hours: 8 Lecture, 32 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

A complete instructor course in the use of the (PR-24) side-handle baton designed to qualify the participant to teach Police Side-handle Baton Tactics on the agency level. Participants will be prepared to teach basic level techniques as well as advanced techniques including: tactics for confined spaces, close range tactics, combination techniques, tactical situations, multiple and armed suspects, and baton retention, principles of defensive tactics, legal aspects, liability and use of force as related to baton tactics. The participant will also learn teaching techniques, methodology, record keeping and methods of performance evaluation. Instructors that complete the course will have the skills needed to implement an on-going Baton Tactics Program. This is a credit/no-credit course.


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JLE 140 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

Units: 1     Hours: 16 Lecture, 24 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100 or possess POST basic training certificate to qualify for peace officer status.

Transferable: CSU

This is a Basic SWAT course. The course will prepare the student to handle serious and dangerous arrest situations, single and multiple suspects, raids and hostage rescue techniques. In addition, students will participate in practical exercises designed to simulate SWAT Team missions. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE 141 Specialized Investigators Basic Course

Units: 12     Hours: 29.5 Lecture, 10.5 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Basic Academy matriculation process OR employment with an approved agency.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420

Transferable: CSU

The Specialized Investigators Basic Course curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the specialized investigators of state, county and municipal special investigation units. The curriculum covers thirteen learning domains including ethics, criminal law, search and seizure, arrest and control techniques and the collection and preservation of evidence. The course meets state required mandates for training in domestic violence, sudden infant death syndrome, hate crimes, sexual harassment awareness, and cultural diversity. The course also includes advanced investigative techniques, procedures for the preparation and execution of warrants and orders, surveillance techniques and case management techniques.


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JLE 142 Basic Police Academy Modular, Level III

Units: 3.5     Hours: 29 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Current valid PC 832 - Arrest Methods and PC 832 - Firearms Certificates. POST approved pre-entry English skill assessment examination provided by the Academy. Criminal history clearance as provided by the Penal Code.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This is a 132 hours course of training that is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and meets the content and hour requirement established by POST. This course combined with current PC 832 certificates, meets the requirements of a Level III Reserve Police Officer. The Level III certificate is a prerequisite for Levels II and I.


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JLE 143 Basic Police Academy Modular, Level II

Units: 7     Hours: 29.4 Lecture, 10.6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Completion of Level III, Parts I and II with current PC 832.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This is a 252 hour course of training that is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and meets the content and hour requirements established by POST. This course combined with current PC 832 certificates, meets the requirements of a Level II Reserve Police Officer. The Level II certificate is a prerequisite for Level I Reserve Police Officer.


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JLE 144 Basic Police Academy Modular, Level I

Units: 12.5     Hours: 19.3 Lecture, 19.2 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Completion of Level III and II with current PC 832 certificate with firearm endorsement, POST approved comprehensive exam provided by academy, Medical examination/clearance by a licensed physician.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This is a 436 hour course of training that is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and meets the content and hour requirements established by POST. This course combined with Level III and Level II certificates meets the requirements of a Level I Reserve Police Officer.


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JLE 145 Countersniper

Units: 1     Hours: 20 Lecture, 20 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

The course is designed for local law enforcement officers to provide instruction in the basic and advanced principles and techniques necessary to become an expert rifle shooter with emphasis on the tactical deployment of a police officer as a sniper assigned to a specialized tactical unit being utilized in a crisis situation. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 150 Accident Investigation

Units: 1     Hours: 32 Lecture, 8 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Police Academy

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to provide officers with necessary investigative skills which will enable them to properly conduct thorough preliminary and follow-up investigations of vehicular collisions. The course is structured to augment training in vehicle accident investigation which officers have already received in the basic (recruit school) course, and to provide specialized, advanced training in more sophisticated concepts and techniques of vehicle collision investigation which are applicable to follow-up investigations. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE152 Law Enforcement Modular Course

Units: .5-2     Hours: 40 Lecture

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

A course consisting of modules dealing with 32 different aspects of law enforcement education and training. Each modular course is 8 hours long and is P.O.S.T. Certified Plan IV. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements. Each module may be repeated a maximum of three times for credit.


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JLE 154 Instructional Development for Administration of Justice

Units: 1     Hours: 32 Lecture, 8 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

The goal of this course is to prepare the experienced law enforcement officer to be an effective instructor for his agency. The course focuses on principles of learning, the police officer as an adult learner, determining training needs, and defining instructional objectives. The student will become familiar with effective communication and teaching strategies and will make presentations using lesson plans, visual support materials, and contemporary teaching techniques. The contents of this course can be applied to the beginning or experienced instructor of law enforcement topics. This is normally conducted as a 40-hour course. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE 155 Officer Safety/Field Tactics

Units: .5-1     Hours: 10 Lecture, 30 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

This is a 16-30 hour variable unit course designed for law enforcement officers to provide a mechanism whereby agencies may insure that the necessary new skills required have been provided and those previously learned skills are maintained and reinforced. Subjects/topics will change as new mandates or legislation changes. This course may be repeated for credit to meet legally required training mandates.


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JLE156 Homicide Investigation

Units: 1     Hours: 40 Lecture

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

A course to train investigators in the highly specialized field of homicide investigation. The course will cover the legal aspects of death investigation, homicide crime scene procedures, autopsy, psychological profiling, criminal psychology, laboratory work, gunshots, asphyxia, drowning, burning, cutting, and stabbing, and interviewing techniques. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 157 Firearms Update

Units: .5-1     Hours: 15 Lecture, 25 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

This is a variable 16-40 hour course designed for law enforcement officers to provide instruction in the basic and advanced principles and techniques necessary in the use of handguns, shotguns, and/or rifles. Emphasis is on safety, knowledge of weapons and manipulative skills testing. This course may be repeated for credit. Students repeating the course will expand their knowledge of firearm safety, knowledge of weaponry and meet legally required training mandates.


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JLE 158 Canine Update

Units: .5     Hours: 6 Lecture, 18 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

Students will learn basic and advanced techniques to properly develop K-9 performance and problem solving. The student will also learn the proper use of had and soft sleeves, hidden sleeve, muzzle, and bite suit. The student will also learn safety techniques in working with Law Enforcement K-9s. Students repeating the course will meet legally mandated training requirements.


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JLE162 Search Warrant Investigator

Units: .5     Hours: 15 Lecture, 9 Laboratory

Advisory: JLE 100

Transferable: CSU

A course designed for the investigator in the development, obtaining and executing of search warrants. The course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to properly prepare a warrant and affidavit to develop a sound operational plan for the execution and follow-up of the search warrant. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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JLE 175 Basic Public Safety Dispatcher

Units: 3     Hours: 10 Lecture, 30 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to provide public safety dispatchers with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their job. Curriculum includes computer systems, familiarization, legal updates, communications techniques, etc. It will contain POST curriculum, as well as local training mandates.


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JLE 176 Basic Public Safety Dispatcher - Update

Units: 1-3     Hours: 10 Lecture, 30 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to provide experienced public safety dispatchers with the necessary skills and knowledge to remain current in job skills. Curriculum includes computer systems, familiarization, legal updates and communications techniques. It will contain POST curriculum as well as training mandates. May be repeated three times for credit.


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JLE 178 Probation Officer Core Course

Units: 5     Hours: 33.8 Lecture, 7.8 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

This course provides the trainee with the basic concepts, tools, skills, etc. necessary to perform the job of probation officer within the state of California and prepares the graduate for the job. Certified by the State Board of Corrections, Training, and Standards for corrections (STC). Testing on the various topics will be both written and practical in nature. This course includes 208 hours of training.


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JLE 179 Juvenile Counselor Core

Units: 4     Hours: 30 Lecture, 10 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

The Juvenile Counselor Core Course is designed to meet the California Board of Corrections requirements, entry level.


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JLE180 Law Enforcement Seminar I

Units: .5-6     Hours: 24 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Selected symposia in Administration of Justice topics designed for the in-service education and training of personnel employed by criminal justice agencies. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit once every 2 years due to significant updating of content as prescribed by changes in law, regulations and procedures.


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JLE181 Law Enforcement Seminar II

Units: .5-3     Hours: 24 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Selected advanced Administration of Justice topics designed for special training and educational needs of criminal justice personnel. This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit once every 2 years due to significant updating of content as prescribed by changes in law, regulations and procedures.


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JLE 185 Field Training Program

Units: 1-12     Hours: 40 Laboratory

Prerequisite: POST certified as a California Peace Officer.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Transferable: CSU

This course is a two to twenty-four week program certified to Law Enforcement Agencies in the state of California. The program is designed to certify the completion of specifications described in the "Field Training Officer Guide" from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Students will be assigned in a patrol car, one-on-one with a certified Field Training Officer. The Field Training Program introduces a newly assigned officer to the personnel procedures, policies, and purposes of the individual law enforcement agency and provides the initial formal and informal training specific to the agency and the day-to-day duties of its officers. This program is one unit of credit for every 80 hours of participation. This is a credit/no credit course.


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JLE 340 Citizen Police Academy

Units: .5-1     Hours: 25 Lecture

Transferable: No

The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to enhance the relationship of the Police Department with the community by educating the citizen in various aspects of police operations. The citizen becomes more aware of what services the police department can, and in some situations, can't provide, the methodologies and strategies behind its programs and tactics, as well as other important aspects of law enforcement, not only on a neighborhood level but also on a wider scale.


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JLE 360 Child Advocates

Units: .5     Hours: 24 Lecture

Transferable: No

This 24-hour training course was developed to provide child advocate volunteers with a solid understanding of the legal system as it pertains to dependent children. Topics are taught by the professionals and experts in the field.