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 Course Title:   Crisis Intervention in Law Enforcement

 Title Abbreviation:   CRISIS INTERVEN/LE

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    180

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Dynamics of crisis intervention from the perspective of the law enforcement officer in a variety of emergency response situations. Theory and techniques of crisis intervention stressing field assessment and knowledge of local resources.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Examine police response to domestic and family violence, emotionally disturbed persons, death or dying, and persons under the influence or affected by intoxicants and/or drugs.
  2. Learn techniques for delivery of death and emergency notifications, and how to critically analyze individual and family needs during such events.
  3. Inventory their local and regional agencies that provide support services.
  4. Discuss working with clergy and representatives of a variety of human services agencies.
  5. Discuss intervention issues that carry implications of cultural pluralism and sensitivity.
  6. Employ critical thinking in problem-solving when dealing with youthful and elderly victims and offenders.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.
4.6 Utilize ethical practice in relation to diverse communities and cultures for the promotion of equity and social justice.

Course Contents

  1. Primary delivery system will be through Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission curriculum provided as learning modules to guide officers in the following:
    • Response to issues domestic and family violence;
    • Emotionally disturbed persons;
    • Death notifications; and
    • Persons addicted, under the influence or affected by intoxicants and/or drugs.
  2. Development of a law enforcement-appropriate inventory of local human service agencies
  3. Development of a law enforcement-appropriate inventory of regional human service agencies.
  4. Involvement of guest presenters representing clerical, medical and coroner-level services available during critical incidents in peoples’ lives.
  5. Involvement of panelists representing multi-cultural groups to discuss issues of pluralism that come to bear during critical incidents in peoples’ lives.
  6. Presentations by individuals and/or groups who represent advocacy for domestic and family violence victims.
  7. Representatives that assist law enforcement when dealing with youthful and elderly victims and offenders in crisis.