The CSI Law Enforcement Program is 16 weeks and is held each Spring and Fall semester, each year. Additionally, we offer a Detention curriculum that students may add and attend each Summer semester in addition to the Spring & Fall patrol curriculum. The Detention Curriculum typically lasts the first two weeks of the Summer term.
Yes, applicants who:
may be prohibited from entering the CSI Law Enforcement Program in accordance with Idaho POST Rules.
Applicants who are under the age of 21 are not eligible to take the POST certification exam at the conclusion of the program. Therefore, the student should wait to apply once they turn 20 years of age.
Currently, the program consists of 22 college credits. Please refer to the current CSI Catalog for the most current fees per credit. Some expense is required by the applicant and student such as :
All classes in the CSI Law Enforcement Program are administered by professional instructors who are certified by the Idaho POST Council to teach. Safety plans have been developed and are strictly followed by the students and staff of the program.
Although, the CSI Law Enforcement program only certifies the student for Idaho, our graduates move on to become law enforcement officers all over Southern Idaho as well as, throughout the surrounding states. Often, graduates are employed locally by the surrounding law enforcement agencies at the city, county and state levels.
Yes! As a CSI Law Enforcement student/graduate, you earn college credit toward an associate degree in Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice. Additionally, the program allows the student to apply as a “Certifiable” applicant. Thus, eliminating the agencies need to send you to the Idaho POST Academy.
There are three graduation options for students attending the Law Enforcement Program, they are:
Please refer to the current course catalog or click the “Semester Plans” link to the left for specific information.
The class hours of the Law Enforcement Program are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, not all days will run until 5:00 PM.
Yes. Applicants are required to perform a Physical Readiness Test prior to admittance to the program. The following standards must be met:
In addition, applicants must undergo a medical/hearing screening and meet the minimum requirements for entrance prior to admittance to the program.
Classes are typically taught in a classroom setting where an instructor provides lectures, videos and presentations. For other classes requiring practical skill, students are taught in areas such as: Mat rooms, shooting ranges and in mock scenarios in the field. Additionally, the program uses various training platforms like shooting and driving simulators and actual patrol vehicles. Students wear uniforms that are similar to that of Law Enforcement and are expected to follow grooming standards to prepare them for entry to the Law Enforcement profession.
Idaho salaries for police officers and sheriff deputies range between $12 to $30 an hour for entry level officers. The profession affords many opportunities for advancement and typically provides benefits such as: