The College of Southern Idaho Law Enforcement program holds sessions each college semester, one in the spring and one in the fall. Students attend the program in one of the two semesters and upon graduation, take the POST certification exam. In addition to attendance of the Spring or Fall Semesters, students may enroll in the Detention Curriculum held each summer in order to become certifiable as a Detention Officer/Deputy in the State of Idaho.
The CSI Law Enforcement Program was named Idaho Professional Technical Post-Secondary Program of the year in 2013. Many program graduates go on to work for local police and sheriff departments in Idaho as peace officers. However, the Law Enforcement Program provides training for those wishing to become Private & Professional Security Officers, Correctional Officers, Bailiffs, Dispatchers and Crime Scene Technicians as well. Students receive training in the areas of; arrest and defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, firearms, U.S. Constitution, Idaho law, first aid & CPR, ethics and many others. Many program subjects are taught by current and former law enforcement professionals from around Idaho.
The CSI Law Enforcement Program accepts non-degree seeking students as well as students seeking one of three academic certificates or diploma;
However, each graduate is strongly encouraged to apply for graduation of at least the Basic Technical Certificate upon completion of the program.
Additionally, the program accepts current law enforcement officers who have already been hired by a department, but, have yet to become certified. For more information on this, click the link ‘Current Law Enforcement Officers' to the left.