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Law Enforcement Technology (Certificate)

Earn your certificate while at the Sheriff’s Academy

As a part of the rigorous Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy program, you can earn 45 college credits. At Jamestown Community College, these credits can be applied to a Law Enforcement Technology certificate. You can complete both the academy and certificate program at the same time and confidently take the next step toward your career goals in law enforcement.

Studying law enforcement opens opportunities such as police officers, detectives, dispatchers, federal agents, crime scene investigators, and forensic scientists. You’ll work on the front lines, focusing on law application and due process, as well as the role of evidence, defense tactics, and emergency medical technology.

The certificate in Law Enforcement prepares you to enter the workforce and apply for a position in a police agency or other law enforcement role. You can earn your NYS Certified Basic Police Training Course certificate at the same time as the Law Enforcement Technology certificate.

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Minimum program credit hours: 45

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
6 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
PSY 1510: General Psychology or SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology3
Core Requirements
39 credit hours
BIO 1450: Emergency Medical Technology7
CRI 1370: Radar/LIDAR Operator2
CRI 1390: Breath Analysis2
CRI 2250: Law Enforcement Academy I7
CRI 2260: Law Enforcement Academy II6
CRI 2380: Law for the Law Enforcement Officer3
CRI 2420: Standardized Field Sobriety3
CRI 2470: Law Enforcement Practicum4
PHE 2460: Physical Education for the Law Enforcement Officer2
PHE 2470: Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement2
SPA 1530: Spanish for Law Enforcement1
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of criminal, traffic, and civil laws appropriate to law enforcement.
  2. Demonstrate skills in crime scene investigation and evidence handling.
  3. Demonstrate skills in effective problem-solving and decision-making.