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Community Service Officer

Hours: 16
Tuition: $195.00

Community Service Officers (CSO) are vital to the good order and operations of law enforcement agencies. In a day and age of decreased law enforcement budgets, CSO’s have proven to complement police operations in a variety of functions that in turn have allowed law enforcement agencies to better allocate sworn policing services. This 2 day, 16 hour program will provide students with the necessary foundation to facilitate their being an asset to the communities they serve, while emphasizing the important role CSO’s have in achieving their department’s Mission.

Topics and Practical Exercises Include:
• Traffic Control
• Fingerprinting
• Ordinance Violations
• Report Writing
• Courtroom Testimony
• Patrol Observations
• Conducting Investigations (Ordinance Violations, Parking Complaints, Animal Complaints)
• Operation of Police Vehicles
• Animal Complaints
• Community Oriented Policing
• Ethics
• Mission and Values of Police Organizations
• Rules and Regulations
• Powers/Authority of CSO’s
• Their role in relation to patrol and investigative operations
• Department policy review of CSO duties and responsibilities
• Crossing Guard Duties

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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