BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

LEPP-165 - Introduction To Law Enforcement - 4.00 Credits

LEPP-165 - Introduction To Law Enforcement - 4.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides an overview of law enforcement in Canada. Students will be introduced to police responsibilities including patrol, motor vehicle crashes/stops, investigations, major/minor crime scenes and report writing. The students are introduced to ethics, professionalism and discretion as police officers or any occupation viewed as an authority figure. Lastly, students learn about C.A.P.R.A (Clients, Acquire, Partnership, Response, Assessment), a problem-solving model used by police officers.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : LEPP 120,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments/Group Projects/Midterms 50-70%, Final Exam 30-50%. Total 100%. Grading procedures follow the NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • identify the basic police powers of arrest, rules of law and police procedures, including forensic identification;

  • recognise and discuss how Aboriginal policing pertains to British Columbia;

  • define police responsibilities including: patrol, motor vehicle crashes/stops, investigations, major/minor crime scenes and report writing;

  • determine the role of each police officer at the scene of a major or minor investigation;

  • define ethics and professionalism as it pertains to policing;

  • have a greater understanding of the communications systems employed by various police organizations; and

  • define and apply the problem-solving method as used by law enforcement agencies.
  • Text and Materials: Handouts.
    Other Resources:
  • NVIT. (2002). Law enforcement prepatory program: RCMP-Aboriginal policing course content 2002. New Westminster, BC: Police Academy, Justice Institute of BC.
  • Greenspan, Edward L. and Marc Rosenberg. (2005). Martin’s annual criminal code 2005. Student Edition. Aurora, ON: Canada Law Book.
  • Desmond, Rowland and James Bailey. (1999). The law enforcement handbook. 3rd Edition. Toronto, ON: ITP Nelson.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved December 11, 2013.