INTRODUCTION TO LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and provide some insight into what you can expect this semester in the Introduction to Law Enforcement Class. I am Lt. Bateman, I retired from the Summerville Police Department in February 2016 with over 27 years of Law Enforcement experience. During my law enforcement career, I served in many capacities including Department Training Officer, Motorcycle Officer, Patrol Team Commander and School Resource Unit Commander. I am certified as a Basic Instructor from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as an adjunct instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA as a S.T.A.R. Domestic Violence Instructor. Prior to my law enforcement career, I was a Paramedic with Berkeley County EMS.
Law Enforcement Services is one of the newest program added to our Career and Technologies Education program at Cane Bay High School. The Law Enforcement Services program prepares students for entry-level positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as private security firms. Introduction to Law Enforcement and Public Safety is an introductory level course designed to teach entry level requirements of a police officer. Instruction will include hands-on police drills, demonstration, and some lecture.
This course provides basic career information in public safety including corrections, emergency and fire management, security and protection, law enforcement, and legal services. Additionally, students will develop a personal plan for a career in public safety. The course includes skills in each area of Law Enforcement Services and Fire Fighter and the community to help deliver instruction to the students. English language arts are reinforced, and Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Major Units of Study:
- History of Law Enforcement and Introduction to Law Enforcement
- Performing Work Safety Practices
- Demonstrating the Ability to Communicate in Written Form
- Communicating (Verbally and Non-Verbally)
- Analyzing the Impact of the US Constitution on Current Criminal Justice and Protective Services Issues
- Demonstrating the Understanding of South Carolina Law
- Demonstrating the Importance of Ethics, Values and Principles in Criminal Justice