Your learning experience will be complemented with the opportunity to work with youth from a high need school in the community under the guidance of a supervised professional.
Students will also be given the opportunity to present a problem-based learning business plan to a panel of police professionals in their community. Additional experiential learning will include an examination of a homicide case presented in the Police Powers course, and community involvement in the community policing course. In addition, physical and fitness preparation for policing will be a focus throughout the program.
Students will be given the opportunity to participate in many community events within the program as well.
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 Police Foundations ESPC Information Package for details.
For more information contact Treina Kennington, Student Advisor/Field 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.