Mar 28, 2020  
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

LEA 1005 - Law Enforcement I

2 credit hour(s)
This unit of instruction prepares the recruit officer for the academy experience to successfully complete the academy, provides the rules for conduct, safety and testing during basic law enforcement training, helps the recruit to understand and relate how individual learning styles affect learning ability increase their retention ability, provides an understanding of the purpose for establishing the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board and what role the board has in relation to their law enforcement career. The student will learn the basic history of the development of American and New Mexican law enforcement. Recruit officers are given information, education and additional tools to assist them when dealing with diverse cultures within their communities.
Recruit officers will develop an understanding of the need for standards of ethical and moral/sexual harassment conduct within the law enforcement profession, understand the different components of the criminal justice system as it relates to the State of New Mexico, and understand how the different components of the criminal justice system interact with each other as it relates to New Mexico.
Recruit officers are given a basic understanding of civil and criminal liability for police misconduct, the concept of qualified immunity and the theories behind civil liability.
Recruit officers are given an introduction to Spanish grammar that will assist them in their law enforcement profession.