We are a 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 74 could attend and currently we have about 55 students.
We mimic the police academy training curriculum. We do everything from text work, vehicle code, defensive tactics, SWAT tactics, firearm training, and dynamic scenarios.
Last year we built a FATS room and utilize a portable one as well.
Second year students are more in a leadership role and 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.