Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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CJUS 230 - Police Organization

Credit(s): 3

Covers the basic structure of law enforcement and the historical development of police departments, as applied to federal, state and municipal agencies. Examines current police practices and timely issues, such as police community relations, civil liability and ethics. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Explain the nature of police bureaucracy and the various organizational structures of American law enforcement.
  • Describe the various facets of police personnel systems, such as leadership, management, organization, discretion, ethics, and liability.
  • Explain the various responsibilities of police administrators, such as staffing, directing, controlling, planning, decision making, budgeting, and evaluation.
  • Understand the critical concerns facing American police including personnel, use of force, ethics, civil liability and police community relations.

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