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Certificate in Technical Studies in Police Procedures

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Police Procedures is designed to show recognition of extensive training in one of the primary areas of law enforcement.

The process of policing has always been the focus of this program. In today's society, police agencies are increasingly aware of the need to train officers in ethical policies and solid field procedures.

General Degree Information:

Graduates receive a total of 30 hours of college credit for completion of course work required for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Police Procedures. Courses taken in this CTS can be accepted toward a Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Courses may also count toward a baccalaureate at colleges and universities electing to accept the transferred course(s).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The skills to comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize information related to their area of responsibility by demonstrating their expertise;
  2. The application of the skills necessary to prepare written reports;
  3. The ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate job-related task in the profession of law enforcement.

Required Courses for Certificate in Technical Studies in Police Procedures

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CJUS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 201: Criminal Law 3
CJUS 202: Criminal Investigation 3
CJUS 204: Accident Invest./Reconstruction 3
CJUS 232: Police Supervision 3
Second Semester Hours
CJUS 291: Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CJUS 250: Police Procedures 3
CJUS 290 Homeland Security   3
or CJUS 299:    Juvenile Justice
CJUS 293: Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 240: Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 3
Total Credit Hours 30
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Additionally, students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course required in the curriculum to earn the Certificate in Technical Studies (C.T.S.) in Police Procedures.      All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations.

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