Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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CJLE 200 - Reserve Officer Training

Credit(s): 5

Prerequisite(s): instructor’s consent.
This course covers 90 hours of instruction, approximately 60 hours lecture and 30 hours lab. Topics covered include police ethics and professionalism, criminal law, evidence and laws of arrest, communications, and report writing. Portions of the course will be conducted through practical applications. These include police patrol, defensive tactics and crowd control tactics, and firearms training. The course is not a substitute for the Montana Police Academy, but will give prospective reserve officers a minimum amount of instruction necessary to function as a reserve officer. The course covers areas of instruction mandated by requirements outlined in MCA 7-32-14: Qualifications for Appointment as a Reserve Officer. Actual appointment as a reserve officer is at the discretion of individual agencies. (Intermittently)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Meet Montana state instructional requirements for reserve and auxiliary officers outlined in MCA 7-32-14 2.
  • Have a working knowledge of criminal and constitutional law.
  • Apply the principles of police ethics and professionalism.
  • Describe the basics of investigative procedures and the collection of evidence.
  • Write basic reports and communicate information in a clear and accurate manner.
  • Assist in traffic and crowd control.
  • Practice proper firearms handling and safety techniques.

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