Peace Officer Training

Lake Region State College is the only college in the state authorized to deliver a North Dakota POST police academy. It is offered at LRSC Main Campus in Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Fargo and Minot. The Certificate in Peace Officer Training is a rigorous one semester program that satisfies the training requirements for employment as a peace officer in North Dakota. The Peace Officer Training Program is scheduled as an academy style setting. Students will have physical fitness training every morning and classroom hours will be 9-5 Monday through Friday. 

Students will learn:        
•  Law of Arrest and Search and Seizure
•  Crime Scene Processing
•  Drug Crimes
•  DUI Detection/Apprehension
•  Emergency Vehicle Operations
•  Evidence Collection and Fingerprinting    
•  Firearms
•  Hazardous Materials
•  High Risk Traffic Stops
•  North Dakota Criminal Law
•  Photography
•  Physical Fitness
•  Police Ethics and Tactics
•  Radar/Ladar
•  Radio Telecommunications
•  Report Writing
•  Rules of Evidence
•  Traffic Law

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)        
BOTE 127 Information Processing or      
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3    
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3    
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3    
ENGL 120 College Composition II      
ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing 3    
POLS 115 American Government 3    
POLS 116 State and Local Government 3    
Lab Science   4    
Program Electives   9    
Electives   9    
Credits from Law Enforcement courses   40    
Peace Officer Training Certificate        
CJ 101 Fundamentals of Law Enforcement 3    
CJ 102 Investigation Techniques 2    
CJ 104 Defensive Tactics 2    
CJ 150 Patrol Procedures 3    
CJ 155 Police Skills 4    
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3    
HPER 165 First Responder 2    
HPER 265 Physical Training 1    
Total POTP Certificate Credits   20    
Program Electives        
CJ 160 The Legal System 3    
CJ 210 Introduction to Policing in America 3    
CJ 220 Criminal Law 3    
HPER 100 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 3    
MATH 103 College Algebra 3    
POLS 236 American Constitution - Civil Liberties 3    
PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations 3    
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3    
PSCY 270 Abnormal Psychology 3    
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3    
SOC 115 Social Problems 3    
SOC 235 Cultural Diversity 3    
SOC 252 Criminology 3    

Peace Officer Training requires additional application processes from general student applications.

  1. Application for Admission to LRSC
  2. Peace Officer Application
  3. Medical Release Form

For more information on the application process, go to How to Apply. There you will see the steps for Admission and at the bottom of the page, you can find more information on the Peace Officer Training Program admissions process.