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Basic Peace Officer Course Curriculum

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The Cedar Valley College Law Enforcement Academy Basic Peace Officer course shall be in accordance with Commission regulations. It shall consist of 720 hours and shall include, but not be limited to, the subjects set forth below:

  1. 1. Introduction and Orientation - 8 hours
  2. Fitness and Wellness, and Stress Management - 14 hours
  3. Professional Policing - 10 hours
  4. Professionalism and Ethics - 8 hours
  5. U.S. & Texas Constitutions, Bill of Rights, and Criminal Justice System - 12 hours
  6. Multiculturalism and Human Relations - 12 hours
  7. Code of Criminal Procedure - 16 hours
  8. Arrest, Search, and Seizure - 24 hours
  9. Penal Code - 40 hours
  10. Traffic - 68 hours
  11. Intoxicated Driver and SFST - 24 hours
  12. Civil Process - 8 hours
  13. Alcoholic Beverage Code - 4 hours
  14. Health and Safety Code – Controlled Substances Act - 8 hours
  15. Family Code – Juvenile Issues - 10 hours
  16. Written Communications - 16 hours
  17. Spanish - 16 hours
  18. Force Options - 24 hours
  19. Mechanics of Arrest - 40 hours
  20. Firearms - 48 hours
  21. Emergency Medical Assistance - 16 hours
  22. Emergency Communications - 12 hours
  23. Professional Police Driving - 32 hours
  24. Communication and Problem Solving - 16 hours
  25. Patrol/Consular Notification - 48 hours
  26. Victims of Crime - 10 hours
  27. Family Violence and Related Assaultive Offenses - 20 hours
  28. Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and Mental Health Code - 24 hours
  29. Hazardous Materials Awareness - 6 hours
  30. Criminal Investigation - 44 hours
    Including: Introduction, General, Protection of and Crime Scene Search, Interviewing Techniques, Booking Procedures, Courtroom Demeanor and Testimony, Case Management
  31. Patrol Practicals - 16 hours
  32. How to Market Yourself - 8 hours
  33. Review for TCLEOSE State Exam - 40 hours
  34. Physical Training - TBA

Total: 720 Hours

Page Modified: 10/24/2012 1:17 PM
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