The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (SLC) is home to some of the most popular undergraduate programs at Metropolitan State. Now those programs will change, due to new Minnesota state standards that impact the course requirements for law enforcement officers.
“This was a great time self-assess,” said Bryan Litsey, academic advisor and POST Coordinator for Metro State’s law enforcement students. “We could recalibrate. Things are so different in the 21st century, and this was a perfect time to look at that.” POST, the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, is the licensing agency for law enforcement officers.
The redesigned degrees will come with a more hands-on approach. “You can put into context what you learn in the classroom. If you can take the subject, put it into context with some real examples, it brings greater meaning to the educational experience rather than only reading from a book,” said Litsey.
Metro State combines lab and theory courses to provide a well-rounded student experience not typically seen at other universities. “The integration of theory and practice is really important to us,” said Prof. Deb Eckberg, chair of the Criminal Justice department.Read The Full Article