Basic Law Enforcement

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program provides students with the necessary skills, standards, and knowledge in order to become qualified, proficiency trained, ethical and competent peace officers in criminal justice careers. Successful completion of the program will make the student eligible to be certified as a Georgia Peace Officer.

Program length: 17 weeks

Entrance Date: Contact Law Enforcement Academy Office at 229.931.2716 for details.

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Entrance Requirements

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. Age: 18 years or older Placement: Achievement of minimum program scores on the COMPASS or ASSET test. Other: P.O.S.T Council requires a complete background investigation, to include criminal history, driver's history, fingerprint check, and medical clearance, along with a personal interview with the academy director prior to issuance of a P-2, which is required for entry into the cohort.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
LETA 1010 Health & Life Safety for BLE 2
LETA 1012 Ethics and Liability for BLE 2
LETA 1014 Firearms Training for BLE 4
LETA 1016 Emerg Veh Operations for BLE 4
LETA 1018 Defensive Tactics for BLE 2
LETA 1020 Police Patrol Operations 4
LETA 1022 Methods of Criminal Investigation for Basic Law Enforcement 4
LETA 1024 Criminal Law for Criminal Justice for Basic Law Enforcement 4
LETA 1026 Criminal Procedure for Basic Law Enforcement 4
LETA 1028 Police Traffic Control & Investigation for Basic Law Enforcement 3
LETA 1030 Principles of Law Enforcement 3
LETA 1032 Intro to Criminal Jstc for BLE 3
LETA 1034 Constituional Law for BLE 3
*42 minimum semester hour credits required for certificate