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Community Engagement (LEPS 520)

Course Description

This course presents a broad introduction to governmental structures in American society. All forms of law enforcement are embedded in government and political organizations at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. The functions and structure of these legal bodies will be presented, along with a discussion of fundamental governing principles including: separation of powers, checks and balances, and the lawmaking process.

Student Comments

“Knowing this program is very contemporary, I want to share how well this course was designed. The course allowed us to use our own police department and highlight the good work and future goals related to 21st Century Policing Pillars. Having Arlington PD’s annual report to review was a great help as well. This has been my favorite course within the program.”
-Summer ’19 Student


3 units

In this Course, You Will:

  • Learn community engagement strategies driven by examples of successful and proven practices
  • Learn specific leadership skills for advancing community engagement strategies within an agency
  • Develop an original community engagement initiative for your agency at the local and regional levels
  • Critically analyze community engagement strategies employed by agencies in other countries