Emergency and Public Safety Careers

Emergency and Public Safety Careers

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

DELIVERY

Day or Evening

START

Fall or Spring Semester

CAMPUS

Brooklyn Park Campus

 

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, white oxford shirt).  Students enrolled in the practical, skills-development course 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, 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.

 

   You must            
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
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
Police Officer, State Trooper, Sheriff's Deputy, Peace Officer, Sheriff Deputy, Conservation Officer
SALARY
According to iseek.org , the median hourly wage for law enforcement patrol offers was $29.37 in 2013.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/PARTNERSHIPS

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.
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

Our faculty include current and past law enforcement officers who will use their broad experience to give you the best and most practical training possible.

Law Enforcement Faculty

Mylan Masson
LECJEC Director
763-657-3703
mylan.masson@hennepintech.edu

Dave Gleason
LECJEC Faculty
763-657-3706
dave.gleason@hennepintech.edu

Jadelle Breitbarth
Faculty
763-657-3708
jadelle.breitbarth@hennepintech.edu

Anna Haider
LECJEC Customer Service
763-657-3704
anna.haider@hennepintech.edu