College of DuPage


Criminal Justice 1110: Police Operations and Procedures

3 Credit Hours

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the field of policing will experience average growth over the next 5 years. This means that a demand for qualified practitioners will remain fairly steady. The College of DuPage understands the demands some professionals and students have on their lives and provides a convenient online course to assist those with other commitments. If you want to get a job in the field of homeland security, criminal justice, or pursue a promotion in your current career, an associate degree or certificate will help prepare you.

Police Operations and Procedures is one of several courses offered at the College of DuPage to help you get started accomplishing your goals. In this particular course, students will explore an overview of police patrol functions with emphasis on responsibilities of the uniformed officer, personnel distribution theories, community and problem-oriented policing strategies, police ethics and accountability, and the relationship between the officer and the community. Students who register for this course should expect to spend from 9 - 12 hours a week, during a 16-Week session, working on their selected reading materials, course assignments and completing online discussions.

Prerequisites: None

How do I enroll?

Students meeting the requirements can enroll by calling the College of DuPage at (630) 942-2377 or register online using myACCESS Click "How to use myACCESS" and follow the instructions.

It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online,, prior to registration, to see if online learning is for them.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Program and Degrees and Certificates at College of DuPage, refer to our Criminal Justice website.