The field placement element is an important component of the Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations graduate certificate program. Students are required to complete 144 hours of field placement in each semester for a total of 288 hours. Field placement provides students with direct supervised experience in the field while they are still engaged in academic studies.
Students will work with the Field Placement Officer to secure their field placement position. Before confirming field placement, students are required to check with their Field Placement Officer to ensure it meets the requirements for field placement and that they have the necessary paperwork submitted before commencing.
In order to maintain confidentiality and security, the program utilizes an independent provider, Verified by Synergy Gateway for field placement documentation collection and validation. This process is the Electronic Student Permit Checking (ESPC). There is a cost associated with this external agency of $49.95. Please refer to the Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations ESPC Information Package for details.
For more information contact Stephanie Tufts-Ellis, Student Advisor/Placement Officer.
Project Lord Ridgeback (PLRB) is multi-disciplinary experiential learning exercise that simulates a local disaster. Interacting with actors who play victims, casualties, emotionally distressed persons and the elderly in a staged, choreographed event, students from a wide range of programs learn by acting and responding as they would in real emergencies. Subject matter experts design injects into disaster-related scenarios which simulate authentic workplace demands.
Following the mock disaster, students participate in follow up exercises to apply learning in mock court testimony, critical incident stress debrief, crime-scene lab work, and form completion specific to their program areas.
Student participants are from a wide range of DC programs including: Practical Nursing, Primary Care Paramedic, Police Foundations, Protection Security & Investigation, Paralegal, 911 Call Centre Communications, Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations, Journalism Mass Media Program, Social Service Worker, Activation Co-ordination – Gerontology, Court Support Services.