Law Enforcement I

Law Enforcement I

  • Clusters: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Pathways: Law Enforcement Services
  • Courses: Law Enforcement I
  • Grade range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
  • Release date: 12-14-2017
  • Tags: Constitutional, Bill of Rights, Court System, Civil, Criminal Law, Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, Arrests, Miranda Rights, Constitutional Rights, Law Enforcement, Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Codes, Sexual Offenses, Communication, Drugs, Controlled Substances, Drug Dependence, Drug Tests, Drug Evidence, Victims' Rights, Crime Victims, Witness Protection Program, Victim and Witness Protection Act, Victims of Crime Act, Victims Rights and Restitution Act, Child Victims Bill of Rights, Victim Rights Clarification Act, Ethics, Moral Development, Values, State, Federal, Community-Oriented Policing, Procedural Law, Texas Penal Code, Criminal Defenses, Crimes, Punishments, Criminal Defense, Cultural Diversity, Prejudice, Race, Racism, Stereotypes, Miranda Warning, Due Process, Law Enforcement I, , Miranda v. Arizona, Assault, Kidnapping, Smuggling, Restraint, Criminal Investigations, Building Search, Juvenile Law, Traffic Stop, Phonetic Alphabet, Felony, Felony Traffic Stop, Police Reports, Investigation, Burglary, Evidence Collection, Ethical Standards, Criminal, Investigations, Forensic Science, Latent Prints, Crime Investigation, Property Offenses, Penal Code, Charges, Recommended Prerequisites Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security, Community Policing, Local

Description

Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. Students will understand the role of constitutional law at local, state, and federal levels; the U.S. legal system; criminal law; and law enforcement terminology and the classification and elements of crime.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Scope and Sequence: Law Enforcement I
Resource ID: 19445 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Law Enforcement I course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Professional Standards and Communication Skills

Lesson Plan: Cultural Diversity
Resource ID: 13639 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson provides an overview of cultural diversity and encourages students to investigate cultural influences in law enforcement.
Lesson Plan: Verbal Communication
Resource ID: 13641 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson is an introduction to the communication skills necessary to work in law enforcement. 
Lesson Plan: Building Search
Resource ID: 13643 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn proper procedures for searching buildings. Students will perform a mock building search, which will include developing hand signals with a partner and interviewing witnesses.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 2: Use of Force

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 3: Accident Investigations

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 4: Ethics and the U.S. Legal System

Lesson Plan: The Bill of Rights and the Criminal Trial Process
Resource ID: 13607 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
The Bill of Rights protects the rights of everyone involved in the criminal trial process. Law Enforcement officers must understand the rights in order to protect them. This lesson incorporates scenarios that help students better understand the Bill of Rights.
Lesson Plan: The State and Federal Court Systems
Resource ID: 13609 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to basic functions of the US court systems. Students also learn to differentiate the state and federal court structures and cases.
Lesson Plan: Impact of Supreme Court Cases on Law Enforcement
Resource ID: 13611 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about criminal procedures, the Fourth Amendment, Mapp v. Ohio (1961), Terry  v. Ohio (1968), and Tennessee v. Garner (1984). Students will watch a search and seizure video, present about one of the court cases, and determine the primary and secondary evidence in a variety of scenarios.
Lesson Plan: Civil Criminal Courts
Resource ID: 13613 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about civil law and criminal law. Students will also role play a civil or criminal offense and create an advertisement for a civil lawyer or criminal lawyer.
Lesson Plan: Ethics in Security Services
Resource ID: 13752 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Similar to Law Enforcement professionals, individuals employed in the field of Security Services must maintain a high standard of professionalism and integrity. Within this unit students will learn how ethics plays a key role in the daily tasks that security professionals face. In this lesson, students will explore ethics in security services by responding to security scenarios.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 5: Procedural and Substantive Criminal Law

Lesson Plan: Assaultive Offenses - Texas Penal Code
Resource ID: 13623 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about a variety of assault calls that police officers respond to. Students also distinguish the appropriate level of the assault and the charges.
Lesson Plan: Law - Kidnapping, Restraint and Smuggle
Resource ID: 13625 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about the Texas Penal Code related to kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and smuggling.
Lesson Plan: LPSCS Other Offenses
Resource ID: 13627 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will distinguish among the different types of crimes and their punishments, and analyze the different positions people have on gun control.
Lesson Plan: Criminal Homicide - Texas Penal Code
Resource ID: 13629 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about the Texas Penal Code: Criminal Homicide chapter. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct research on a serial killer and give a presentation on the activity.
Lesson Plan: Property Offenses
Resource ID: 13631 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Police officers must respond to property-crime calls. They must be able to distinguish the call as that of a specific property crime to file the appropriate charges. This lesson provides the student the opportunity to practice this skill using case studies/sample crimes.
Lesson Plan: Sexual Offenses - Texas Penal Code
Resource ID: 13633 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the various laws associated with crimes that are sexual in nature. 
Lesson Plan: Defenses to Criminal Prosecution
Resource ID: 13635 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson teaches students about the different types of prosecution and which criminal defenses are available for criminals. Students will then work independently to research a particular defense. Once students have completed this, they will group into teams and create hypothetical situations to present to the class. 
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 6: Custody and Interrogation

Lesson Plan: Entry into the System - Arrests
Resource ID: 13617 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will apply their understanding of the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement during arrests of suspects as required by established criminal procedure and case law.
Lesson Plan: Juvenile Law
Resource ID: 13645 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students discuss processing and rights for juveniles in custody.
Lesson Plan: Miranda Warning
Resource ID: 13619 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to various scenarios of Miranda warning.

Unit 7: Victims, Witnesses, and Juveniles

Lesson Plan: Community Oriented Policing
Resource ID: 13615 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson covers Community-Oriented Policing which is a recent and controversial concept in law enforcement. 
Lesson Plan: Law Enforcement I Victim's Rights
Resource ID: 13637 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson provides opportunities for students to investigate victims' rights through discussion and projects.Students in law enforcement will encounter victims of crime and need to be able to relay the rights afforded them under state and federal laws such as the  Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982, the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, the Victims Rights and Restitution Act, the Child Victims Bill of Rights of 1990, and the Victim Rights Clarification Act of 1997.
Lesson Plan: Juvenile Law
Resource ID: 13645 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students discuss processing and rights for juveniles in custody.
Lesson Plan: Drug Dangers
Resource ID: 13649 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson describes the most common drugs currently in use today. It discusses the signs and symptoms for each of the drugs, as well as signs of drug use in general. 
Lesson Plan: Felony Traffic Stops
Resource ID: 13653 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson teaches the students to analyze law related to victims and witnesses. Also encourages the students, to apply techniques used to assess risk in vehicle stops, to understand and analyze traffic laws contained in the Texas Transportation Code and their applications.
Lesson Plan: Report Writing in Law Enforcement
Resource ID: 13655 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will define different types of reports and their functions, identify what makes a good police report, investigate a burglary case, and write a complete report.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 8: Family Violence

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 9: Drugs and Alcohol

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 10: Community-Oriented Police Programs

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 11: Reports and Crime Scenes

Lesson Plan: Crime Scene Search
Resource ID: 13657 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
A big part of a police officer’s job is responding to crimes and crime scenes. It is crucial that evidence is found, protected, and properly collected to help find who committed the crimes and/or so it can be used in court for the criminal conviction of the suspect(s). This lesson introduces students to the correct way of crime scene search.
Lesson Plan: Development of Latent Prints
Resource ID: 13659 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Crime Scene Investigators are often expected to develop latent fingerprints on items of evidence before comparisons of fingerprints can be made. In this lesson, students will learn about the different types of fingerprints and the chemicals used to pick them up at crime scenes. A lab is included.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 12: Vehicle Stops

Lesson Plan: Basic Traffic Stops
Resource ID: 13651 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to law, public safety, corrections and security. The student learns to analyze reasonable suspicion and probable cause for motor vehicle traffic stops.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 13: Tactical Entries

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.