CLASS GOAL: To give the students the knowledge, skill and abilities to succeed in the many areas of the criminal justice field. This will be developed by a well rounded learning experience and exposure to the total criminal justice system.
As a young professional you will:
- Explain the history and functions of the components of the Criminal Justice system.
- Determine what constitutes a legal search and seizure.
- Apply the procedures for making a lawful arrest.
- Identify, explain and participate in each step of the adjudication process of a criminal case.
- Demonstrate effective patrol procedures.
- Conduct an investigation of a crime scene.
- Identify and describe the functional units within a police department.
- Determine the duties and responsibilities of the correctional system.
This program will prepare you to pursue the following career opportunities:
Parole- Probation Officer
Security and safety Officer
Earn while you learn!
You will receive 6 credits in the Criminal Justice Program at Hagerstown Community College.
Teacher - David RizerWCPS employee – 2010 to present
Hancock Police Department – 2012 to present (part-time)
Hagerstown Police Department – 2009 to 2010
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office – 2008 to 2009
Actions Facilitis Management@U.S. Customs/Border Protection Advanced Training Center – 2007 to 2008 (part-time)
Special Ops Group/Whitestone Security USAMRIID @ Fort Detrick – 2007 to 2010 (part-time)
Correctional Officer, Captian (Md.DPSCS) – 1987 to 2007
College credits earned from Excelsior College, FSU, HCC, Shepherd University
Other Certifications include – MPTC Comparative Compliance, Western MD (2010); NVCITA, Northern Virginia Academy (2008); FEMA IS-100LE & IS 100LEA (2008); FEMA IS-800, IS-700, IS-394 & IS-200 (2006); NIC Future Manager Training (2003); Alternative Interview Techniques (2002); MSP Investigation Training (2002); Ruger Armory School (2001); MPTC Supervisor School (2001); NIC Trainer Training (2001); 40 Caliber Conversion School (2000); Riot Training, Moundsville, WV (2000); PSP I.T.W.O.R. K. S., interview & Interrogations (2000); Less Lethal Munitions School (2000); Fire Training School (2000); Domestic Violence Trainer School (2000); CPR (1989); Distraction Device User/Trainer (1999); Storm Mountain Tactical Handgun/Close Quarter Combat School (1999); Y2K Riot Control Training (1999); ERT Training, Frederick County Detention Center (1999); MPTC Instructor School (1998); MPTC Firearms Instructor School (1998)
Officer of the Year (2007) Commissioners Citations (2003,1997) Governor's Citation (1997,1993)
Numerous Special Recognition Awards, Perfect Attendance Awards and Performance Awards