This course introduces the CMS law enforcement officer to competencies needed to qualify as a traditional corrections officer. This course covers the criminal justice communications and interpersonal skills necessary for a CMS law enforcement officer. This includes interactions with youth offenders and the mentally or physically handicapped along with crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention training. It also includes the history and philosophy of corrections, prisoner and correction officer rights and responsibilities, ethical and professional behavior, classification of offenses, legal terms and courtroom procedures and the use of force, search and seizure concepts.
Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.