Academy training varies greatly from state to state, but there are two common issues that can significantly constrain law enforcement officer training: resources and time.
Most state academies are generally constrained to a fixed period of time. This is also true at federal academies like FLETC. Curriculum review committees get together and decide how they are going to fit all of the training into a fixed period of time. Ultimately, the curriculum is governed by the number of learning objectives that can be realistically taught within that fixed period.
Most state law enforcement academies do not have the resources that FLETC has when it comes to developing and delivering legal instruction. FLETC has twelve highly qualified Senior Legal Instructors who constantly update lesson plans and provide training in the four FLETC basic programs on three campuses. In many states, the maintenance of the legal curriculum is a collateral responsibility, and the legal courses are often not taught by lawyers. Furthermore, classroom size constraints often result in a long wait for a “seat” in an academy class.
What would training in the legal aspects of law enforcement look like without the constraints of time and resources?
The answer: LEO LAW
The LEO LAW team is comprised of six retired and former FLETC-certified Senior Legal Instructors with years of experience developing FLETC legal curricula and teaching the legal aspects of law enforcement to thousands of federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement officers across the country. Our subject matter expertise in the legal aspects of law enforcement is second to none.
Our team started with the FLETC Legal Basic Program courses and then developed a course in the legal aspects of law enforcement that is not constrained by classroom size or time limitations. We professionally designed comprehensive lesson plans with learning objectives delivered and assessed at the proper taxonomy level. The result was a Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement course that has 124 learning objectives in 52 topics taught in 12 lessons, providing the most in-depth training in the legal aspects of law enforcement available anywhere.
All of our lesson plans are continuously updated weekly by LEO LAW Legal Editors, who continuously review newly released legal opinions and research the law. All of our course content is professionally designed by trained instructional designers and then delivered on the LEO LAW Learning Portal. Every learning objective is assessed, and a passing score of 80% must be achieved before a completion certificate is generated.
How much does it cost?
Access to all of the LEO LAW courses costs only $199 per year per officer. During this twelve-month subscription, LEOs have access to any course and any topic in any learning path.