21st Century Standards Profile
Course Title: Introduction to Law Enforcement WVEIS Code 1035
Course Description: This area of study is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed in the law enforcement
field. Students will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course
concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to criminal justice
occupations. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, Skills USA. The West Virginia Standards
for 21st Century Learning include the following components: 21 st Century Content Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills and
Technology Tools. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools,
and content standards and objectives.
Level of Competence:
Above Mastery: The student demonstrates exceptional and exemplary performance with distinctive and sophisticated
application of knowledge and skills that exceed standard. The student can independently solve problems and is self-directed.
Mastery: The student demonstrates competent and proficient performance and shows a thorough and effective application of
knowledge and skills that meet standard. Application of knowledge and skills is thorough and effective and the student can work
Partial Mastery: The student demonstrates basic but inconsistent performance of fundamental knowledge and skills
characterized by errors and/or omissions. Performance needs further development and supervision.
Content Standards and Objectives Date Comments
Standard 1: History and Organization
Objectives The student will
HS.O.ILE.1.1 discover the history of municipal, state,
and federal law enforcement entities in
the United States.
HS.O.ILE.1.2 assess the role of the United States
Constitution in relation to the
development and implementation of the
mission of law enforcement
HS.O.ILE.1.3 explore the four main categories of law
HS.O.ILE.1.4 examine the function of municipal police
HS.O.ILE.1.5 articulate how the function of a Sheriff’s
office differs from other police agencies.
HS.O.ILE.1.6 examine the function of state police
HS.O.ILE.1.7 explore the function of the FBI and
other federal law enforcement
HS.O.ILE.1.8 articulate the function of multi-
jurisdictional task forces.
Standard 2: Major Components of Law Enforcement Organizations
HS.O.ILE.2.1 determine the role and responsibilities
of administration in law enforcement
HS.O.ILE.2.2 examine the role and responsibilities of
HS.O.ILE.2.3 assess the role and responsibilities of
the detective unit.
HS.O.ILE.2.4 explore the role and responsibilities of
the internal affairs.
HS.O.ILE.2.5 determine the role and responsibilities
of drug task forces and narcotics units.
HS.O.ILE.2.6 examine the role and responsibilities of
the vice unit.
Standard 3: Implications of Criminal and Civil Law
HS.O.ILE.3.1 examine the effects of the First
Amendment on law enforcement.
HS.O.ILE.3.2 articulate how the operations and
processes of the civil justice system
differ from the criminal justice system.
HS.O.ILE.3.3 explore Supreme Court decisions that
have implications for law enforcement
HS.O.ILE.3.4 apply civil law enforcement procedures
to serve writs, warrants, and summons.
HS.O.ILE.3.5 assess the impact of state and federal
law pertaining to alcohol and beverage
control laws on law enforcement
HS.O.ILE.3.6 assess the implications of the Hate
Crime Statistics Act of 1990 on the
duties performed by law enforcement
HS.O.ILE.3.7 determine the legal issues created
when working with juvenile suspects.
Standard 4: Law Enforcement Procedures
HS.O.ILE.4.1 demonstrate appropriate techniques
used by law enforcement officers in
HS.O.ILE.4.2 employ appropriate crowd management
HS.O.ILE.4.3 simulate a response to domestic
violence calls using appropriate
HS.O.ILE.4.4 apply proper procedures to respond to
various types of motor vehicle stops
HS.O.ILE.4.5 simulate proper procedures used by law
enforcement officers in dealing with
explosive and hazardous material
HS.O.ILE.4.6 determine the proper procedures used
by law enforcement officers to safely
transport a person in custody.
HS.O.ILE.4.7 execute proper procedures to respond
to a crime in progress.
HS.O.ILE.4.8 demonstrate proper procedures to
investigate and document a motor
HS.O.ILE.4.9 use appropriate techniques to
investigate a crime involving child
abuse or neglect.
HS.O.ILE.4.10 utilize appropriate techniques to
investigate a crime involving sexual
HS.O.ILE.4.11 determine appropriate techniques to
investigate crimes involving narcotics
and other drugs.
Standard 5: Law Enforcement Equipment
HS.O.ILE.5.1 demonstrate the use of various types of
equipment found in a dispatch center.
HS.O.ILE.5.2 determine the physical and mental skills
required to operate a motor vehicle in
the law enforcement environment.
HS.O.ILE.5.3 demonstrate the ability to correctly
operate RADAR speed-measuring
Standard 6: Safety, Health and the Law Enforcement Environment
HS.O.ILE.6.1 determine the role of first responder to
a scene with injuries.
HS.O.ILE.6.2 demonstrate emergency procedures to
HS.O.ILE.6.3 simulate the use of OSHA
recommended equipment that should
be utilized when exposed to bleeding.
HS.O.ILE.6.4 execute emergency procedures for
HS.O.ILE.6.5 use emergency procedures for treating
shock and severe shock.
HS.O.ILE.6.6 employ emergency procedures for
treating broken bones.
HS.O.ILE.6.7 administer emergency procedures for
HS.O.ILE.6.8 demonstrate emergency procedures for
treating heat and cold exposure.
HS.O.ILE.6.9 determine situations in which it would
be legal to discontinue CPR.
HS.O.ILE.6.10 explore regulations imposed by federal
and state agencies, such as OSHA, on
the law enforcement workplace.
HS.O.ILE.6.11 examine the impacts of federal
employment law, such as EEO and
ADA, on the law enforcement
Standard 7: Written Communication in Law Enforcement
HS.O.ILE.7.1 assess the uses of law enforcement
HS.O.ILE.7.2 prepare elements of initial reports,
continuation reports, and supplemental
HS.O.ILE.7.3 demonstrate the proper procedure for
taking field notes in a criminal
HS.O.ILE.7.4 transcribe an audio interview into a
HS.O.ILE.7.5 determine the appropriate information
that should be included in a police
HS.O.ILE.7.6 complete a criminal investigative report
using proper procedure.
HS.O.ILE.7.7 prepare a letter requesting information.
HS.O.ILE.7.8 construct a press release for a criminal
Standard 8: Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
HS.O.ILE.8.1 explore the dynamics of integrity as it
relates to law enforcement.
HS.O.ILE.8.2 assess strategies to enhance public
HS.O.ILE.8.3 demonstrate the appropriate methods
for intervention with mentally impaired
HS.O.ILE.8.4 examine the legal authority an officer
has and actions an officer should take
when working with a person who is
dangerous to themselves or others.
HS.O.ILE.8.5 examine the five levels of force.
HS.O.ILE.8.6 survey the guidelines and restrictions
imposed by the federal and state
government related to use of deadly
HS.O.ILE.8.7 simulate the appropriate level of force
when dealing with deadly and non-
deadly force situations.
HS.O.ILE.8.8 assess the criminal and civil
consequences a law enforcement
officer may face by violating a citizen’s
Standard 9: Law Enforcement and the Community
HS.O.ILE.9.1 examine programs that teach the public
about crime prevention and enhance
the public’s awareness of crime
HS.O.ILE.9.2 explore programs that collaborate with
various community groups in reducing
the effects of crime.
HS.O.ILE.9.3 assess methods of cross-agency
collaboration that address family
HS.O.ILE.9.4 survey how law enforcement officers
interact with victims and the public to
promote concern for persons with
disabilities and other specific groups of
Standard 10: Participating in the Student Organization
HS.O.ILE.10.1 execute the purposes and goals of the
HS.O.ILE.10.2 outline the benefits and responsibilities
of participation in
as an adult.
HS.O.ILE.10.3 demonstrate leadership skills through
activities such as meetings, programs,
Student’s Signature______________________________________________________________ Date____________________
Instructor’s Signature_____________________________________________________________ Date___________________