2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
    May 26, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement Science, AAS

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement Science, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Utilize current technology during investigations.
  • Demonstrate the ethical usage of current technology.
  • Reconstruct crime scenes utilizing current technology.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective use of less-than-lethal and lethal weapons technology.
  • Demonstrate an ability to locate and apply relevant law to alleged offender conduct.
  • Manage patrol time to achieve departmental objectives.
  • Understand and apply uses of force in a constitutional manner.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Cooperate with other law enforcement agencies to effectively investigate criminal activity.  
  • Identify relevant crime-scene facts and secure evidence.
  • Apply constitutional standards to investigative situation.
  • Understand and apply community-oriented policing strategies.
  • Apply law with proper discretion.
  • Respond appropriately to crisis situations.


  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
  • Represent State’s power through proper uniform wear.
  • Active in professional organizations.
  • Continue life-long learning.
  • Utilize proper discretion on- and off-duty.
  • Demonstrate dignity and respect when dealing with public and colleagues.
  • Respect cultural diversity.
  • Exhibit tolerance, compassion, equality, honesty, and integrity.


  • Communicate professionally with law enforcement team.
  • Communicate professionally with the public.
  • Testify professionally.
  • Prepare clear, factual reports.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Communicate professionally with other people in the criminal-justice system.
  • Network with community agencies.
  • Conduct research of relevant law.
  • Read and understand case law.