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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


UCM Joins Forces with MSHP to Offer Course

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Jan. 10, 2011) - The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Missouri, in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, will offer a one-hour, half-semester class, “Policing In Theory and Practice," CJ 4000,  for the second half of the spring semester 2011.

The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 3 and conclude April 28. While several of the nine sessions will be conducted in the normal classroom setting, at least four of the sessions will involve "on the scene" events. Enrollment is open to anyone and is limited to 25.

The course will be taught by senior level MSHP personnel and will include in-depth information about Missouri State Highway Patrol history. Topics to be covered include polygraph operation; state crime lab procedures; gaming; Water Patrol and Aircraft Division operations; civilian careers with the MSHP; S.W.A.T. operations; major crash investigation procedures; and vehicle stops and D.W.I. enforcement.

According to Betsy Kreisel, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, "this course provides a superb vehicle through which students can see how text book theory and information is applied to real-life police operations. We are very pleased to be able to partner with the Missouri State Highway Patrol to offer this course. We are particularly thankful to Lt. Tim Deschler, a UCM criminal justice alumnus, for his work in getting this project off the ground."

For more information, contact the UCM Department of Criminal Justice at 660-543-4950.