Course Syllabus

Law Enforcement II

Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center

Law/Public Safety



 Instructor:       Wayne Bartlett     Conference: A Day 3:14 PM-4:50 PM

                                                                        B Day 1:45 PM-3:15 PM   Office 682-867-9500                         



Course Syllabus: Law Enforcement II

This course further explores the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement, including the role of first responders, telecommunications personnel, emergency equipment operators, and courtroom personnel. Topics will include techniques used to manage crisis situations and maintain public safety, protocols for domestic violence situations, procedures for serving warrants and summons, crowd control methods, disaster response roles, and crime scene investigation

Required Materials:

Writing Utensil


Laptop or internet access device

Course Objectives:

Students will study the role of different types of communication in Law Enforcement. Students will understand the court process and be able to participate in proceedings. Law Enforcement officers must possess skills to resolve conflict. Students will learn the skills necessary to dissolve a volatile situation. Students will also demonstrate techniques for response to crisis management. Protection of victim’s rights is an essential Law Enforcement function, especially when dealing with victims of domestic violence. Students will explore Civil Law and Procedures associated with job duties of Constables. Students will understand Texas Alcoholic Beverage laws and how they relate to the enforcement of DWIs. Their understanding will also include the demonstration of Field Sobriety Tests. Crowd control can be difficult task for Law Enforcement agencies. Students will learn how to control crowd, while using appropriate levels of force. Law Enforcement officers must know how to safely transport a prisoner after an arrest occurs and then be able to conduct an interview or interrogation based of the need of the investigation. Students will also complete accident investigations accurately. Student must recognize Law Enforcement’s role in emergency management, including use of NIMS. Students will explore procedures for handling explosive devices and what advances in technology can benefit them in the duties. Students will also have the opportunity to earn a tele-communicators (dispatcher) certification


Class is scheduled for 90 minutes. Breaks in the schedule will be determined by the instructor.   

Each student is responsible for all material presented in class, including announcements about changes in course procedures. Exams, quizzes, and homework/exercises often include questions on material presented in class, so performance on these indirectly reflects attendance and class preparation.

Each student is expected to attend all lectures, read all assigned material in advance of the discussion of the topic, participate in class discussions/exercises, and turn in all required work assignments by the due date.

Evaluations, Deadlines, Make-ups, Retakes, and Late work 

Student grades are based on the total possible attempted points during the term. Each student must complete each exam/quiz/exercise/presentation to receive the allotted points for that assignment. Students who miss a test may take the test within a week after returning by contacting the instructor for a make-up time. Students may make up work from EXCUSED absences only.

The make-up work time table for the CTC will be that students will have one class day for each day missed plus one additional class day


Each assessment will be worth 100 points. Exam dates may be changed as need dictates. Exams will come from both lecture and resource assignments. Exams will be a mix of essay, fill in the blank, multiple choice and true/false, demonstration of skills and projects.

Daily work:

Specific skills evaluations, report writing, note taking, journal entries, group work and quizzes will be graded individually. Students will also be evaluated on professionalism and ethics


To be announced during corresponding topic areas and will be assigned by course instructor. Each project will be a MAJOR test grade.

Course grades will be assigned as follows: 

Grades will be determined based on a maximum percentage of 100%. 

  • Course Grades Based on a total of 100%     A – 90% to 100 %          B – 80% to 89.99%        C – 70% to 79.99      D – 60% to 69.99           F - Below 60% 

Cell Phone and Technology Usage Policy Cell phones may be used at the instructor’s discretion. They may not be used during instructional time, unless otherwise allowed by the instructor. All cell phones must be set to silent or off during instructional time and must not be visible. Students may use phones freely in all common areas of the building. Students who continue to use cell phones during class without permission will be subject to disciplinary action.

Academic Misconduct - Any act that violates the academic integrity of the institution is considered academic misconduct. The procedures used to resolve suspected acts of academic misconduct are available in the student code of conduct. Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on the assignment.    

Cheating: Copying from another student’s test paper, lab report, other report or computer files and listings; using, during any academic exercise, material and/or devices not authorized by the instructor such as notes or electronic devices; collaborating with or seeking aid from another during a test or exercise without permission from the instructor; knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in its entirety or in part, the contents of a test or other assignment unauthorized for release.

Plagiarism: The appropriation, theft, purchases or obtaining by any means, another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of the work as one’s own offered for credit. Appropriation includes the quoting or paraphrasing of another’s work without giving credit

Collusion: The unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing work offered for credit

Scope and sequence

1st Six Weeks

Unit 1                    Professional Standards/Employability Skills

Teacher/Student Introductions

Introduction to Law Enforcement 2


Cultural Diversity

Unit 2                    Crimes Against Persons

Crime Victims

Unit 3                    Arrest Procedures

Search Incident to Arrest

Arrest Tactics

2nd Six Weeks

Unit 4                     Patrol Procedures           

Family Violence

Traffic Stops

Building Searches

Crisis Communications

Specialized Units

3rd Six Weeks

Unit 5                    Roles and Responsibilities for Telecommunicators

Roles and Responsibilities of Telecommunicators

Call Taking Techniques

Dealing with Difficult Callers

Frequency and Industry Rules

Unit 6                    Dispatching Police Calls for Service

Types of Police Calls

Police Protocol 

4th Six Weeks

Unit 7                    Dispatching Fire Calls

Fire Calls

Unit 8                    Dispatching Medical Calls 

Types of Medical Calls

Medical Protocols


Public Safety Stressors

**Review for and Take Dispatch Certification Exam 


5th Six Weeks

Unit 9                    Call Processing

Crime Scene 

Unit 10      Disasters

Incident Command System

Hazardous Materials and Explosives

Mock Disaster  

Unit 11      Stress Management

Stress Management Plans

6th Six Weeks           

Unit 12     DWI Laws/Crashes


DWI Laws

Accident Reconstruction

Unit 13                Legal Aspects

Legal Principles

Risk Assessment


Unit 14              Quality Improvement

Case Review

Course Summary:

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