News Release Details

8/7/2009

EAC’s Community Policing course focuses on the

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—This fall, EAC’s Administration of Justice Department is offering a course in Community Policing (AJS280, Section #1018) that examines the community and its relationship with the criminal justice system.

In addition to being a part of the Administration of Justice curricula, the course may interest people locally involved in neighborhood watch and drug reduction programs, or those interested in learning crime prevention concepts. Members of the class will draft a community policing project.

“Community policing creates a relationship between the public and law enforcement,” explains Cornel Stemley, the class instructor and member of EAC’s Administration of Justice Department. “In doing so, it enables the community to create a sense of awareness to defeat the criminal elements that plagues our communities.”

The course will further look at community problems, methods of coping with human behavior, conflict and communication, and ethnic and minority cultures and environments.

The three-credit course meets Tuesdays from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the College’s Academic Programs Building, Room 269.

Students 55 and over qualify for a tuition waiver which covers the cost of in-state tuition. To enroll, contact EAC’s Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270 or register online at www.eac.edu.

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