1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Law Enforcement/Crime Scene Investigation

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This program is intended to be a general introduction to the American Criminal Justice System with emphasis on law enforcement. Students will explore U.S. Constitution Law and the Missouri Criminal Code. Some of the skills and knowledge of the general duties performed by law enforcement officials will be presented by officers from a variety of local law enforcement agencies adding their knowledge and experience with lectures and demonstration throughout the program. Students will participate in lab activities related to each area of study.

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Officer Bruns

Officer Bruns has been the LE/CSI instructor since its inception in 2007. He is the SkillsUSA Lead Advisor for the local chapter as well as a member of the SkillsUSA National Education Team. He serves as Coordinator of four state SkillsUSA contest areas, CJ, CJ Quiz Bowl, CSI and Promotional Bulletin Board and coached the 2017 National Champion CSI team. Officer Bruns is a Teacher-Leader at NTI and mentor in the Mentor/Protégé Program for the State of Missouri. Officer Bruns was recognized by the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education as the 2011 Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher. He also received the Excellence in Education Award from the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, he was awarded the Breaking Traditions Teacher of the Year Award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for his support of non-traditional students.

Contact Officer Bruns
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1727 
Email:brunsd@platteco.k12.mo.us

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

hopper   

Officer Hopper is happy to join the Platte County R-3 School District and the NCC faculty team beginning August 2021. Officer Hopper served the prior six years as a Police Officer and more recently a Detective in the Kansas City metro area. Prior to attending the Kansas City Regional Police Academy, Officer Hopper was a Crime Scene Investigator in Kansas City, Missouri. Officer Hopper received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from State University of New York at Oneonta in 2012 prior to obtaining a master’s degree in Forensic Science, Advanced Investigation from the University of New Haven in Connecticut in 2014. Officer Hopper is looking forward to pursuing her passion of teaching and to share her knowledge and experiences with the next generation.

Contact Officer Hopper
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1722 
Email:hoppere@platteco.k12.mo.us

 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Patrol Procedures

  • Basic First Aid/CPR

  • Professional Ethics

  • Types and Use of Law Enforcement Equipment

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Evidence Procedure

  • Crash Investigation

  • Constitutional Law

  • Firearm Safety

DUAL AND/OR ARTICULATED CREDIT

Program completers may earn 3 college credits from the Metropolitan Community College.

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS/OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

Students may earn an Industry Recognized Credential through the Missouri Peace Officers Association.

CAREER TREE

Click the tree below to view an interactive Law Enforcement/CSI career exploration guide.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Dispatcher

$19.70

$40,980

Military Police

$19.55

$ 40,670

Corrections Officer

$22.79

$47,410

CSI Technician

$29.13

$60,590

Police Officer

$31.51

$65,540

Highway Patrol

$31.51

$65,540

Detective

$41.80

$86,940

FBI Agent

$41.80

$86,940

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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