This program will provide an excellent background for the student who is interested in pursuing law and law enforcement as a career. Employment in this field is highly competitive and competition for positions is rigorous. Individuals should be drug and conviction free; have good interpersonal, communication, writing and reading skills, and be computer literate. Students will have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing and internship experiences to gain real world experiences in this program.
Successful completion of this program will earn college credit at Lincoln Land Community College towards an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement Administration. Additional course work may also be pursued at the University of Illinois at Springfield to complete a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.
Program length: 2 years
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You will be able to:
- Describe the Illinois criminal justice system
- Explain the law enforcement code of ethics and chain of command
- Explain constitutional and criminal law, laws of arrest, rules of evidence, and search and seizure
- Demonstrate patrol procedures
- Demonstrate arrest techniques and defense tactics
- Direct and control traffic
- Investigate traffic accidents
- Conduct criminal investigations
- Demonstrate proficiency in first responder techniques
- Discuss trial and testifying procedures
- Demonstrate knowledge of the corrections systems and its' operations
- Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
Law enforcement students need to have excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills. Courses in Language, Reading and Math will be most beneficial for success in this program.
You will be able to start your career as a(n):
- Military Police Officer
- Private Investigator
- State Police Officer
- Insurance Fraud Investigator
- Corrections Officer
- Executive Security/Body Guard
- Security Guard/Officer
- Local, Municipal & County Police Officer
- Federal Officer
CACC students are employed by:
- State Police Departments
- Federal Agencies
- U.S. Military Services
- Private Security Agencies
- Retail and Hospital Security
- Correctional Agencies
- Local, municipal and county police departments
Tech prep courses and credits available:
Additional course work may be necessary at the post secondary level for successful entry into the profession as a sworn officer.