In a time of decreased law enforcement budgets, Community Service Officers (CSOs) have proven to complement police operations in a variety of functions which, in turn, have allowed law enforcement agencies to better allocate the services of sworn police officers. Training includes report writing, fingerprinting, conducting investigations, patrol observation, operation of police vehicles and the basics of community-oriented policing. Class discussions include the mission and values of police organizations, as well as ethics, rules policies and regulations.
Participants obtain the necessary foundation to become an asset to the communities they serve, while learning about the important role CSOs have in achieving their department's mission. Upon completion participants will receive a certificate to help them apply of a CSO job at a police department.
- Authority and role of a CSO in relation to patrol and investigative operations
- Ordinance violations
- Courtroom testimony
- Animal complaints
- Traffic control and crossing guard duties
Date and time
Online via Blackboard
November 29 to December 19 , 2021
Future In-person training:
Monday and Tuesday, March 21 and 22, 2022