Spanish for Law Enforcement starting in September, 2014. Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3 pm or by signing up below.  DPSST 14-0655 Course

After completion of this course the student and/or law enforcement professional will be able to accomplish the following tasks:
  • BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead police speaking to a Hispanic bicyclist on West Main Street in downtown Riverhead in 2009.1. Stop and search a suspect
  • 2. Serve an arrest or search warrant
  • 3. Make a vehicle stop
  • 4. Book a suspect
  • 5. Read the Miranda rights and waiver
  • 6. Obtain basic information
  • 7. Conduct a field sobriety test
  • 8. Issue a traffic citation
  • 9. Make an arrest
  • 10. Identify him/herself and others
  • 11. Attend to medical emergencies
  • 12. Calm and reassure victims
  • 13. Recognize obscene language, insults, and danger/alert words
Spanish for Law Enforcement is a comprehensive Spanish course designed to serve the particular needs of those in law enforcement professions: police officers, and students seeking careers in law enforcement, juvenile justice, corrections, courts and private investigations. The course will involve some or all of the following methods of instruction: written homework assignments, intensive classroom practice, exercises and activities dealing with mastering of the specialized vocabulary needed for law enforcement professionals in the course of their daily work.
The main goals and objectives of this course are to help students:
  • Develop oral, written, and reading skills in Spanish for law enforcement purposes: interrogate victims, suspects and witnesses of crime and accidents
  • Read and comprehend basic criminal law terns in Spanish
  • Use Spanish grammatical structures to narrate events in the present, to talk about the past, to make future plans and to interrogate victims, suspects and witnesses
  • Learn specialized vocabulary needed to communicate and effectively handle situations when dealing with Spanish-speakers in the United States at work settings such as police stations, prisons, and on the street
  • Gain a better understanding of very important cross-cultural issues pertinent to relationships between non-Hispanic officers and Hispanic community members
  • Participate in realistic situations, grammar exercises, dialogue completions, and role-play.
Week 1- Introduction, Pronunciation; Greeting and Officer Identification
Week 2- Stopping and Searching a Suspect; Control and Arrest
Week 3- Exam 1; Booking
Week 4- Numbers; Descriptor Questions
Week 5- Executing Warrants; Family; Spanish Culture
Week 6- Directions, Addresses, Time and Body
Week 7- Medical Emergencies
Week 8- EXAM 2 Searching a Vehicle, Vehicles; Vehicle Stops
Week 9- Traffic and Parking Citations
Week 10- DUII/DWI
Week 11- Miranda Rights and Waiver
Week 12- EXAM 3 Final

 A list will be provided upon registration. All officers will need to sign an F6 roster during each class. These classes are offered individually.



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