Criminal Justice

CJ 287

Police Academy (13-40) 21 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare recruits in the proper techniques of investigation, crime scene process, patrol procedures, operations and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on conflict mediation, report writing, detention and prosecution of prisoners. First aid, investigations, evidence collection, disaster control, civil disorders and tactical operations will be covered in the course. (40 hrs. minimum weekly)


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Consent of department before acceptance to the Police Academy.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain Constitutional Law for both the United States Constitution and the Michigan Constitution.
  • Explain the Federal Statutes as they apply to State and Local government.
  • Explain Michigan Complied Laws.
  • Distinguish what is a crime under Michigan Law.
  • Compile information needed for successful prosecution under Michigan Criminal Law.
  • Distinguish what is a crime under Federal Criminal Law.
  • Compile information needed for successful prosecution under Federal Criminal Law.
  • Explain substantive criminal law.
  • Differentiate between the different laws regarding crimes against person.
  • Develop an understanding of laws regarding crimes against property.
  • Assess the different laws regarding contraband and regulatory crimes.
  • Differentiate between the different laws regarding public order crimes.
  • Assess the value of laws of evidence and how they apply to a Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Distinguish laws applicable to juveniles.
  • Explain criminal procedures.
  • Explain laws of admission and confession.
  • Differentiate the types of interrogation procedures.
  • Explain laws of arrest.
  • Illustrate an understanding of laws on search warrants.
  • Explain laws on suspect identification.
  • Distinguish the different types of criminal investigations.
  • Distinguish what are on-scene searches and the different types.
  • Assess death investigations.
  • Explain witness interviewing techniques
  • Interpret criminal court functions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of crime scene processing.
  • Determine the need for recording a crime scene.
  • Assess the proper methods of collecting and processing evidence.
  • Interpret the need for special investigations.
  • Illustrate an understanding of child abuse and neglect investigation.
  • Explain sexual assault investigations.
  • Assess narcotic and dangerous drugs investigations.
  • Distinguish what constitutes the crime of domestic violence.
  • Compile information for successful prosecution of domestic violence crimes.
  • Illustrate an understanding of the proper procedures for responding to a domestic violence call.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of police patrol operations.
  • Illustrate proper use of radio and telephone communication.
  • Explain police patrol operation administrative duties.
  • Interpret the need for police ethics.
  • Identify laws regarding civil rights and human relations.
  • Identify interpersonal skills in police operations.
  • Assess the need for cultural awareness and diversity.
  • Compile the proper information needed to document any violation of the law.
  • Interpret the differences in the law when an officer is dealing with juveniles and their families.
  • Demonstrate detention procedures of an arrest party.
  • Illustrate prisoner care and treatment.
  • Demonstrate procedures of the case preparation and prosecution in a criminal case.
  • Demonstrate the civil court functions.
  • Interpret the differences between a criminal case and a civil case.
  • Demonstrate required skills of police officer in the area of First Aid.
  • Illustrate an understanding of how to treat fractures.
  • Demonstrate C.P.R.
  • Demonstrate how to extricate and transport an injured person.
  • Demonstrate required skill of a police officer in the areas of firearms, laws, firearms range assessment, and patrol rifle.
  • Demonstrate required skill of a police officer in the use of emergency vehicle operations.
  • Demonstrate required skill of a police officer in the use of physical skills, mechanics of arrest and search, subject control, and tactical techniques.
  • Interpret motor vehicle laws.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to properly perform vehicle stops.
  • Explain traffic control and enforcement.
  • Assess the value of conducting an Operating While Intoxicated investigation.
  • Ascertain the information needed to conduct a motor vehicle traffic crash investigation.
  • Explain emergency preparedness and disaster control.
  • Explain civil disorders.
  • Explain environmental crimes.
  • Explain terrorism awareness.
  • Analyze the need for tactical operations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pass a state mandated physical training exit test prior to successful completion of the police academy.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2016; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 17; Begins : 01/11/2016

 287318101Police Academy 21Brighton G$3,046.0033/80/0Open
M T W R F 07:30AM-04:24PMATC104
 287318102Police Academy 21Brighton G$3,046.0033/80/0Open
M T W R F 07:30AM-04:24PMATC104
 287318103Police Academy 21Brighton G$2,946.0033/80/0Open
M T W R F 07:30AM-04:24PMATC104
 287318104Police Academy 21Brighton G$2,064.0033/80/0Open
M T W R F 07:30AM-04:24PMATC104

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