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Advanced Police Science

Advanced Police Science

Advanced Studies in Law Enforcement is a certificate program offered solely to area police officers holding prior certification from the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy.

Justification for this certificate is grounded in the belief that modern law enforcement demands have changed markedly from past generations, both in degree and in kind. Officers today must be well-versed in communications, computers and other applied sciences. Distinctions between blue-collar and white-collar crimes are graying. Terrorism–both foreign and domestic–is likely to forever remain a challenge to the police profession. Societal attitudes toward drunken driving and domestic violence have shifted dramatically, accompanied by shifts in criminal laws and their enforcement.

The astute, committed officer desires to maintain contemporary competence in tools of his/her trade and many wish to receive academic credit for acquiring knowledge in police technology, accident investigation, forensics, and/or other subjects critical success as a professional law enforcer. This program enables accomplishment of these goals.

Advanced Studies in Law Enforcement is a certificate program offered solely to area police officers holding prior certification from the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy.

Justification for this certificate is grounded in the belief that modern law enforcement demands have changed markedly from past generations, both in degree and in kind. Officers today must be well-versed in communications, computers and other applied sciences. Distinctions between blue-collar and white-collar crimes are graying. Terrorism–both foreign and domestic–is likely to forever remain a challenge to the police profession. Societal attitudes toward drunken driving and domestic violence have shifted dramatically, accompanied by shifts in criminal laws and their enforcement.

The astute, committed officer desires to maintain contemporary competence in tools of his/her trade and many wish to receive academic credit for acquiring knowledge in police technology, accident investigation, forensics, and/or other subjects critical success as a professional law enforcer. This program enables accomplishment of these goals.

Program Competencies

Upon completion the student will have the ability to:

  • design a lesson plan and instruct other officers;
  • enhance technical knowledge in such areas as crime scene investigation;
  • perform RADAR operation and DWI enforcement;
  • explore the role law enforcement plays in homeland security;
  • learn new methods of counter terrorism;
  • acquire the ability to train new sworn personnel as field training officers; and
  • achieve an understanding of mental health and domestic issues. 

Curriculum

Total Degree Credits: 32.0

Course Offerings

LE 201 - Contemporary Police Issues Credit Hours: Various
LE 204 - Instructor Development Course Credit Hours: 4
LE 205 - Homeland Security Issues Credit Hours: 1
LE 206 - Legal Updates for Police Officers Credit Hours: .5
LE 213 - RADAR/LIDAR Operations Credit Hours: 2
LE 220 - Basic Criminal Investigation Credit Hours: 3
LE 225 - Gangs & Graffiti Credit Hours: .5
LE 227 - Drug Interdiction Credit Hours: 1
LE 230 - Crime Scene Evidence Specialist Credit Hours: 4
LE 232 - Emotionally Disturbed People Credit Hours: .5
LE 233 - Domestic Violence Credit Hours: .5
LE 235 - Field Officer Training (FTO) Course Credit Hours: 2
LE 237 - Community Policing Credit Hours: .5
LE 239 - Field Sobriety Testing Credit Hours: 2
LE 240 - Breath Analysis Operator Course Credit Hours: 2

Electives

LE 210 - EVOC In-Service Training and Instruction Credit Hours: 4
LE 241 - Breath Analysis Instructor Course Credit Hours: 3
LE 250 - Defensive Tactics Instructor Course Credit Hours: 4
LE 255 - Crisis (Hostage) Negotiations Credit Hours: 2
LE 260 - Motor Vehicle Collision On Scene Course Credit Hours: 4
LE 265 - Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Course Credit Hours: 1
LE 270 - Firearms Instructor Course Credit Hours: 4

Available At:

North Campus

Pre-Admission Recommendations:

Sworn Police Office affiliated with a NYS certified Law Enforcement Agency.
30 Semester Credit Hours of Collegiate Instruction with Quality Point Average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 System.

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

Police Officer
Gainful Employment Information

Hegis Code:

5505

Curriculum Code:

2079.APC

Division:

Business & Public Service
Advanced Police Science

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Advanced Police Science

Edward Hempling
North Campus
Room B714B
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 270-5373