Law Enforcement Practicum
I. Course Prefix/Number: LAE 251
Course Name: Law Enforcement Practicum
Credits: 4 (1 lecture; 15 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
2. Articulate the legal and ethical responsibilities of the agency.
3. Clarify the due process framework of law enforcement from a practical operational standpoint.
4. Make clear one’s knowledge of the everyday duties, tasks, and responsibilities of law enforcement practitioners.
5. Outline the developing practical skills and knowledge needed to be a successful practitioner.
6. Explain how to successfully interact with practitioners as well as the pubic they serve.
7. Detail how to successfully integrate acquired academic knowledge with the real life demands and challenges of an on-the-job experience.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
2. Legal and Ethical responsibilities
3. Due Process
4. Daily duties, tasks and responsibilities of practitioners
5. Practical skills to be successful on the job
6. Appropriate interaction with practitioners and the public
7. Integrating acquired academic knowledge with on the job practice
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
2. Internship applicant must have completed 15 semester hours in LAE courses.
3. Agreement to undergo a background investigation during selection process.
4. Interns will maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better
5. Interns will not have been convicted of a felony.
6. Interns must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their appointment.
Interns must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
• Weekly Evaluations 20%
• Mid-term Evaluation 25%
• Agency Feedback 15%
• Participation 15%
• Final Evaluation 25%
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.