The Police Science program provides students with knowledge of the criminal justice system, its operations and purpose, and prepares them to meet hiring standards required in Iowa. They gain knowledge and critical problem solving skills through coursework focusing on criminology, juvenile justice, sociology, criminal and constitutional law, and ethical issues.
Students receive practical training in police operations, traffic collision investigation, crime scene investigation, critical incident management, report writing and testifying, and physical fitness conditioning courses.
Use of force in defensive tactics and firearms courses focus on safe practices, competency to meet industry standards, and legal issues. Hawkeye utilizes a virtual firearms simulator system (MILO) to enhance decision making in use of force incidents. All Police Science instructors have law enforcement experience and academic training.
Graduates, either newly hired or sponsored by a law enforcement agency, are eligible to attend the New Officer 8-Week Basic Level II Certification Academy. Hawkeye is designated as a Regional Law Enforcement Training Facility by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.
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