CLC students earn law enforcement skills certificates
Twenty-six cadets graduated from Central Lakes College’s Law Enforcement Skills program Friday, July 12.
This program allows students to get an insider’s look into the law enforcement field, CLC reports. Students have the opportunity to get in the driver’s seat of new squad cars equipped with the same software officers use on the streets today. According to CLC’s website, the community college is the only school in the state that offers this experience in a law enforcement skills program.
Also during the eight-week program, cadets are trained in firearms, defense tactics, stun guns, chemical aerosol, radar and light detection and ranging, a surveying method that measures distance with a pulsed laser light.
CLC partners with Camp Ripley for course training and combined arms combat training.
After earning a law enforcement skills certificate -- along with a criminal justice degree, criminal justice certificate or natural resources law enforcement degree -- students can take the peace officer licensing exam.