LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • Class Time: Day or Evening
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park Campus
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OVERVIEW

Accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, HTC's Law Enforcement Certificate program provides both the academic and skills components of the mandated law enforcement curriculum.

From learning Minnesota statutes and the U.S. Constitution, to studying criminal and traffic law, to developing the many skills used in daily law enforcement, you'll learn from faculty with a wide range of law enforcement experience.

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Labs and Classrooms

Coursework will be varied - from learning Minnesota statutes and the U.S. Constitution, to studying criminal and traffic law, to training for the many skills used in daily law enforcement, such as:

  • Handling and using firearms
  • Decision shooting
  • Armed and unarmed defensive tactics
  • High-speed and pursuit driver techniques
  • Low- and high-risk traffic stop tactics
  • In-progress crimes and domestic violence tactics
  • Criminal investigation and arrest procedures
  •  Traffic law enforcement and accident investigation

Supplies/Tools

Students enrolled in the theory-based courses will be required to purchase and wear a class uniform (navy blue slacks, gray polo shirt).  Students enrolled in the practical, skills-development courses will be required to purchase defensive tactics uniforms (sweat shirt, sweat pants, gym shorts, T-shirt), duty belts and accessories, as well as the class uniform.

Other expenses include:   books, miscellaneous supplies, and the costs incurred for the verification of a valid drivers license, BCA criminal background check, and for medical and psychological evaluations.          

Entry Requirements

To enter the program, you will need to possess a valid driver's license, be able to pass a criminal background check, and not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm. You must pass a psychological exam that would certify you would not be a harm to yourself or others.  You must pass a physical exam which indicates you have sufficient strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance to satisfactorily complete the firearms, defensive tactics and patrol tactics included in the skills portion of the program.

 

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Work Environment

The law enforcement courses help students develop the academic and technical skills needed to assume entry-level positions as licensed peace officers in Minnesota. Work environments vary depending on the agency and the assignment.

Job Outlook

The job market is competitive.  We recommend our students to be a well-rounded candidate.  Many students have volunteered in the community, speak a second language, or have experience outside of the law enforcement field.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

Salary

According to iseek.org , the median hourly wage for law enforcement patrol officers was $29.37 in 2013.

Potential Job Titles

Police Officer, State Trooper, Sheriff's Deputy, Peace Officer, Sheriff Deputy, Conservation Officer

Accreditation/Affiliations

Our regional accreditation is North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission.

HTC's Law Enforcement Education Center is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and is the only program in the Twin Cities that provides both the academic and skills components of the mandated law enforcement curriculum.     A


Hennepin Technical College's Law Enforcement Education Center (LEEC) is a consortium of five Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area community colleges of the Minnesota State College and University (MnSCU) system.  These colleges include:

 

  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College

Articulations

For a full listing of current articulation agreements, visit the Minnesota Transfer website.

  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Metropolitan State University
Faculty
Awards & Certifications
Advisory Committee/Partners

Our advisory committee is made up of law enforcement professionals from many different agencies. They help guide the program to keep our curriculum current and cutting-edge.

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