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OSUPD partners with Department of Sociology for 2021 class

Sunday, December 6, 2020

 The Oklahoma State University Police Department is offering “Bridging Partnerships through Policing” (SOC 4950) for the spring and fall semesters 2021, introducing students to the realities faced by modern law enforcement. The three-credit hour course explores the fundamentals of policing in a college setting, applying both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. 


The class will cover the organizational structure, function and goals of the OSUPD, a sociological perspective based on case law and modern policing principles and topics, and issues and terminology used in law enforcement. A portion of the class will include hands-on learning including crime-scene preservation, traffic stops and time on a training simulator that provides real-life scenarios in a safely controlled environment.  


“For several years we have hosted a Citizens Police Academy that provides OSU employees with a glimpse into the efforts taken to protect the campus community,” OSU Police Chief Leon Jones said. “We have taken it one step further and provided this opportunity for our students as well. It’s another opportunity to provide insight and introduce transparency into what we do.” 


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