Launch Emergency Response Technology

    Program Description

    This program prepares students for careers in the policing field. The class will focus on police procedures that are standard to a new police officer and the steps that are necessary to take to continue into a career of policing. The class will also explore basic crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation methods, and a study of criminal investigation.

    A police background check is required to participate in job shadows, internships, and ride alongs at local police departments.

  • What will my classes be like?

    Have you ever seen Chicago PD or CSI on television and wondered how the crime was solved or why the judge withdrew evidence? You will learn the legal process starting from the investigation, to the arrest, and the law behind it all. You will practice police tactical response maneuvers, courtroom proceedings through mock trials, and collecting evidence at a crime scene. Imagine yourself as a police officer on the beat, a lawyer serving justice in the courtroom, or a detective on the crime scene all while enforcing the laws that make this country great.

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    Students in this class are eligible to receive 3 college credits from the College of Lake County.

    Year 1:

    • CRJ 118 - Introduction to Forensics, 3 credits



    • CPR Certification
    • NIMS 100C, 200C, 700B, 800D


    Job Opportunities

    • Animal Control Worker
    • Community Service Officer
    • Correctional Officer
    • Court Reporter or Detective
    • Emergency Dispatch Operator
    • First-line Police Officer
    • Forensic Officer
    • Homeland Security
    • Judge, Lawyer or Paralegal
    • Parking Enforcement Officer
    • Police Cadet or Police Officer
    • Probation Officer
    • Security Guard
    • Transit/Railroad Police