Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Law Enforcement Investigator is designed to prepare the law enforcement officer to become a specialist in the investigation of criminal activity and to successfully assist in prosecution. Courses address case management, legal aspects of interviewing, search and seizure, and courtroom presentations. Students will demonstrate skills related to these areas in a crime scene scenario.
Program Notes: Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. + indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Admission Criteria: Student must be Law Enforcement personnel or permission of Instructor.
Program Prerequisites: None
+ LEO281AA Criminal Investigations Certification I 1
+ LEO281AB Criminal Investigations Certification II 1
+ LEO281AC Criminal Investigations Certification III 1
+ LEO281AD Criminal Investigations Certification IV 1
+ LEO281AE Criminal Investigations Certification V 0.5
+ LEO281AF Criminal Investigations Certification VI 0.5
+ LEO281AG Criminal Investigations Certification VII 1
1. Describe the skills needed to manage investigative case assignments. (LEO281AA)
2. Describe techniques for investigating specific categories of crime. (LEO281AB)
3. Describe the legal requirements for conducting searches. (LEO281AB)
4. Describe the legal requirements for conducting interviews, as well as the personal attributes of the officer necessary for a successful interview. (LEO281AC)
5. Describe the requirements for a complete investigative report. (LEO281AD)
6. Describe proper preparation for court testimony and proper behavior when testifying. (LEO281AE)
7. Describe motions and legal proceedings involved in court presentations. (LEO281AE)
8. Demonstrate the correct method of preserving and seizing computer evidence. (LEO281AF)
9. Demonstrate skills required to investigate and report a crime scene, including proper decision making regarding legal aspects. (LEO281AG)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 12-9-2003
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curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.