The Kankakee Area Career Center's Law Enforcement class allows students an opportunity to develop their knowledge in a variety of areas relating to law enforcement careers. Donald Barber, retired Police Officer from the Village of Bradley, introduces students to patrolling, field operations, observations and perceptions, communications, reporting and records.
The two-year Career Center Law Enforcement Program provides students with a basic introduction to all facets of law enforcement. Upon completion of the program, students should have a working knowledge of law enforcement procedures and activities that will enhance their skills on the community college and university levels.
Students will be given the opportunity to achieve some proficiency in the following areas: Traffic & Accident Investigation; Vehicle Stops and Approach; Patrol & Arrest Techniques; Telecommunications Skills; Illinois Vehicle Code; Corrections; Drug Laws; Courts & Legal System; Interview Techniques; Search & Seizure/Evidence Procedures/Crime Scene Investigation; Illinois Criminal Code; Fingerprint Techniques; Criminal Investigation; and Report Writing.
Also included in the program will be interview and interrogation techniques, arrest and handcuffing procedures. In this pre-law enforcement course, student experiences will involve simulations, demonstrations, guest lectures, preparing and giving a speech as well as tours of various law enforcement departments, and a shadowing program developed with the cooperation of the Kankakee County Sheriffs Police and local local police department.
DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES: Students from Beecher will have an opportunity to earn dual credit following successful completion of this two-year program. Prairie State College Dual Credit for CJ 101: Intro to Criminal Justice, CJ201: Criminal Law I and, CJ106, Intro to Corrections. For Peotone Students, dual credit may be earned at Joliet Jr. College for CRJ 100: Intro to Criminal Justice.
Students who attend KACC's Law Enforcement program will have the opportunity to compete in the Illinois State SkillsUSA competition. Those who win a first place have the privilege of going to National SkillsUSA competition, typically held in June of each year.
Sworn Career Opportunities Include:
|Municipal Police Officer||Sheriff's Police Officer|
|State Police Officer||Dept. of Natural Resources|
|Secretary of State Police||Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives||Secret Service|
Non Sworn Career Opportunities Include:
|Parole & Probation||Telecommunicators|
|Intelligence Analyst||Crime Scene Technician|
|Forensic Scientist||Forensic Pathologist|
|Court Reporter||Criminal Psychologist|