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    This program is intended to be a general introduction to the American Criminal Justice System with emphasis on law enforcement.  Students will explore U.S. Constitution Law and the Missouri Criminal Code.  Some of the skills and knowledge of the general duties performed by law enforcement officials will be presented by officers from a variety of local law enforcement agencies adding their knowledge and experience with lectures and demonstration throughout the program.  Students will participate in lab activities related to each area of study.

Program Instructor

  • Bruns


    Officer Bruns has been the LE/CSI instructor since its inception in 2007. He is the SkillsUSA Lead Advisor for his local chapter as well as a member of the SkillsUSA National Education Team. He serves as Coordinator of two state SkillsUSA contest areas, CSI and Promotional Bulletin Board Art and advised the 2017 National Champion CSI team. Officer Bruns is a Teacher-Leader at NTI and mentor in the Mentor/Protégé Program for the State of Missouri. Officer Bruns was recognized by the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education as the 2011 Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher. He also received the Excellence in Education Award from the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, he was awarded the Breaking Traditions Teacher of the Year Award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for his support of non-traditional students. 



Areas of Study

    • Patrol Procedures
    • Basic First Aid/CPR
    • Professional Ethics
    • Types and Use of Law Enforcement Equipment
    • Crime Scene Investigation
    • Evidence Procedure
    • Crash Investigation
    • Constitutional Law
    • Firearm Safety


  • Program completers may earn 5 college credits from the Metropolitan Community College.



    Hourly Wage

    Average Salary


    $ 20.33

    $ 42,280

    Corrections Officer

    $ 21.72

    $ 45,180

    Military Police

    $ 27.76

    $ 57,738

    CSI Technician

    $ 28.44

    $ 59,150

    Police Officer

    $ 30.36

    $ 63,150

    Highway Patrol

    $ 37.07

    $ 77,110


    FBI Agent

    $ 37.66

    $ 39.99

    $ 79,970

    $ 83,170


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