We are a criminal justice/law enforcement program at a high school vocational center in Sandwich, Illinois. The students here elect to come to this class. They attend their assigned high school for half the day and IVVC the other half. One of the requirements is submitting to a drug test and background check.
The enrollment in this program has increased from 29 when I started (2005) to a record 90 in 2010. Do to logistics, only 60 could attend and currently we have about 58 students. we are making way to increase that to over 100 within the next few years. This program is the biggest and most popular at the center!
We mimic the police academy training curriculum. We do everything from text work, vehicle code, defensive tactics, SWAT tactics, firearm training, and dynamic scenarios.
This year we will be moving rooms to prepare for our expanding of the program. I will still be instructing law enforcement, but I have taken on instructing criminal justice as well. We are rebuilding our FATS room and we will utilize a portable one as well.
Second year students are now studying criminal investigations and they are the law enforcement portion of the program. They are more in a leadership role and will assume team responsibilities.
The students leave IVVC with a solid skill set and a little more knowledge than when they walked in, I hope. They grow both educationally, professionally, and socially.
This site is used to promote our program as well as assist the LE students.
There are plenty of links and docs for their use. We have a lot of pictures and videos up.