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Law Enforcement program overview


Accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, HTC's Law Enforcement Certificate program provides both the academic and skills components of the mandated law enforcement curriculum.

From learning Minnesota statutes and the U.S. Constitution, to studying criminal and traffic law, to developing the many skills used in daily law enforcement, you'll learn from faculty with a wide range of law enforcement experience.

All HTC students are required to pass a physical fitness test.  Testing will be conducted during the skills component on the Concept2 Rower at the 50 percentile according to a person's age, gender and weight. Applicants must row 2000 meters, scoring at or above the minimum 50 percentile on their test in order to pass the fitness test at Hennepin Technical College.  The 2000 meter test takes place at the level 5 or damper setting 5 on the flywheel.

Click on the link below from the MN State Patrol and enter your age, gender and weight to view required times. 

https://app.dps.mn.gov/msptroopercandidate/home/fitnessrequirements

APPLICATION AND DATES

Program information

  • Class Time: Day or Evening
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Education Center Brooklyn Park Campus
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Skills Required

To enter the program, you will need to possess a valid driver's license, be able to pass a criminal background check, and not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm. You must pass a psychological exam that would certify you would not be a harm to yourself or others. You must pass a physical exam which indicates you have sufficient strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance to satisfactorily complete the firearms, defensive tactics and patrol tactics included in the skills portion of the program.

Job Outlook

The job market is competitive. We recommend our students to be a well-rounded candidate. Many students have volunteered in the community, speak a second language, or have experience outside of the law enforcement field.

Possible job titles may include: 

Police Officer, State Trooper, Sheriff's Deputy, Peace Officer, Sheriff Deputy, Conservation Officer

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Awards and Certifications

Faculty

Our faculty include current and past law enforcement officers who will use their broad experience to give you the best and most practical training possible.

  • Jadelle Breitbarth, Faculty
  • Dale Burns, Faculty
  • Mark Holden, Faculty
  • Tom Draper, PPOE Coordinator
  • Anna Haider, Customer Service/Support Staff
  • Kim Tree, LECJEC Receptionist

Industry partners

Our advisory committee is made up of law enforcement professionals from many different agencies. They help guide the program to keep our curriculum current and cutting-edge.

 

  

Accreditation and Affiliations

Our regional accreditation is North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission.

HTC's Law Enforcement Professional Licensing Program is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and is the only program in the Twin Cities that provides both the academic and skills components of the mandated law enforcement curriculum.

Hennepin Technical College's Law Enforcement Professional Licensing Program is a consortium of five Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area community colleges of the Minnesota State system. These colleges include:

  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College

Articulations

For a full listing of current articulation agreements, visit the Minnesota Transfer website.

  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Metropolitan State University

Last updated by pm4783je : 2019-10-03 10:49:46