PSS1200 Intro to Public Safety & Security

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Wilton Gleaton

Course Description:

This course is a pre-requisite for all other courses within the degree fields of Community Ministry in Public Safety & Security. This course provides students with a career focused approach by examining the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for law enforcement, security, intelligence, and investigations. Introductions to the legal system, professional conduct, safety, and types of crime are presented.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The associate level course is intended to be an introduction to topics covered in other courses but with an emphasis toward public safety and security career opportunities. Those wishing to serve within the public safety and security field and are seeking to live out a missional calling through their work would benefit from this introductory course. This profession often finds citizens and victims experiencing trying and tough times in their life. This course will place an emphasis on students to have compassion as Jesus Christ showed.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course provides an introduction to issues and career fields related to public safety and security. This includes but is not limited to an understanding of the crimes, laws, programs, agencies, and institutions involved in the anticipation of public safety. Public safety agencies face several challenges arising from environmental, natural disasters, law enforcement, and to the operation of correctional facilities. In addition, issues related to community resilience, social, economic and political vulnerabilities, and ethical responses to risk management need to be considered and understood by public safety leaders and managers. The course addresses these and other issues within the context community missions.