Law Enforcement (AAS)

Law enforcement agencies have raised the standards of hiring in response to changes in society and technological advances. Today officers must be skilled in problem solving, critical thinking, interpersonal communications, planning and organizing, human behavior, and social ecology.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Law Enforcement major in the Associate of Applied Science is intended to fulfill these demands by melding the social sciences and humanities with theoretical and pragmatic courses related to policing. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment with local, state, or federal agencies or transfer to a four-year degree granting institution.

Another major under law enforcement is private security and loss prevention.

The program director is Assistant Professor Thomas Hawley. His office number is 740.264.5591 x1759.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the role and function of policing and compare and contrast how legal prescriptions and community demands effect the delivery of services.
2. Describe the purpose of the criminal law and explain the elements of various criminal offenses.
3. Identify the Constitutional amendments and court decisions which directly impact law enforcement and apply the provisions of these amendments to specific scenarios.
4. Explain the concept of professionalism and ethics, identify how ethics effects the justice system and relate how discretion effects ethical considerations in policing.

Eastern Gateway Community College's Student Success Plan/Assessment is available for view in PDF format.

This information is presented as a general program overview. Students are advised to follow the more detailed college catalog for program requirements.