LEA Law Enforcement Academy

 

LEA 101 - Basic Police Academy I 6 Credits
Conforms to POST standards and Colorado state certification requirements as well as the basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform the entry level duties of a peace officer. Emphasis will be on simulating actual situations utilizing a lecture and laboratory mode of learning.
(Contact hours - 97.5)
Prerequisite: Permission of Academy Director

LEA 102 - Basic Police Academy II 12 Credits
Conforms to POST standards and state certification requirements as well as the basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform the entry level duties of a peace officer. Emphasis will be on simulating actual situations utilizing a lecture and laboratory mode of learning.
(Contact hours - 187.5)
Prerequisite: Permission of Academy Director

LEA 105 - Basic Law 8 Credits
Conforms to the Colorado POST standards and state certification requirements as well as the basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform the entry level duties of a peace officer. Emphasis will be on United States Constitution, arrest, search and seizure, interrogation and confessions, rules of evidence, Colorado Criminal Code, Colorado Traffic Code, Colorado Children's Code, Liquor Code and controlled substances.
(Contact hours - 120)
Prerequisite: Permission of Academy Director

LEA 106 - Arrest Control Techniques 3 Credits
Exploration of the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively maintain control of a suspect when making an arrest. Explains the continuum of force and de-escalation of force.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: Permission of Academy Director

LEA 107 - Law Enforcement Driving 3 Credits
Exploration of the skills, knowledge and abilities required for operation of a law enforcement vehicle. Emphasizes defensive driving. Enables students to demonstrate skills by driving a vehicle under simulated conditions.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: Permission of Academy Director

LEA 108 - Firearms 3 Credits
Discusses the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to safely use police firearms. Students will demonstrate skills by firing weapons on a firing range. The student will demonstrate basic safety techniques and will explain the firearms role within the continuum of force.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: Permission of Academy Director.

LEA 109 - Culture & Conflict Resolution 2 Credits
Explores the role culture plays in dispute resolution and ways that gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation and language influence conflict resolution.
(Contact hours - 30)

LEA 110 - Career Management 1 Credit
Introduces the law enforcement candidate to the proper performance standards and best habits and practices necessary to secure and maintain employment as a peace officer.
(Contact hours - 15)

LEA 111 - Law Enforcement Defensive Weapons 1 Credit
Introduces the law enforcement candidate to the legal and tactical use of defensive weapon systems to include Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) pepper defensive spray and TASER use in law enforcement defensive tactics applications.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

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